Abdominal Pain Intermittent, Stomach Sounds, Chest Feels Heavy Like Pressure?
Good evening doctor. R nI want to ask, it’s been almost two weeks, my mother had pain in her stomach (she said that her heartburn hurts), the pain came and went, she said. Not eating sick, after eating still sick. Besides that, her stomach also often makes sounds, like the sound of a stomach when it is empty, even though my mother has eaten. Besides that, my mother said that she had pain in her stomach, sometimes it affected her chest. His chest felt very hard, as if he had been hit by a heavy object, he said it was very painful on his left side. Is it because of the heart or some other disease? My mother is 56 years old and weighs 65 kg. R nPlease help to answer. Thanks.
The complaints that your mother feels can come from the digestive tract, heart, lungs, and other organs. It could also be a complaint caused by more than 1 disease. Heartburn is often caused by acid reflux disease. In addition, it can also be caused by stomach ulcers, ulcers in the small intestine, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, malignancy in the stomach.
However, seeing the age and the presence of chest complaints that feel heavy like being crushed by a heavy object, it is necessary to also think about disorders of the heart. Heart problems that cause the chest to be crushed by heavy objects can be a symptom of a heart attack or angina.
To confirm your mother's condition, I suggest that your mother check with a doctor so that it can be done in person. It would be better if the mother felt heartburn accompanied by a squeezed chest, your mother immediately went to the emergency room. In the ER, the doctor will conduct an interview and a physical examination, then carry out supporting examinations blah necessary, for example with a heart record. The heart record aims to determine the heart's electricity and as a first step to get rid of heart problems as a cause of complaints. If the results of the heart record are good, the doctor can do other tests such as ultrasound and endoscopy to find the exact cause of your mother's complaint. After the cause is confirmed, the doctor can provide more appropriate management for your mother.
Some tips that can be done:
Get enough rest
Eat small portions but often
Regular light exercise such as cycling, walking leisurely, gymnastics
Avoid caffeine, spicy foods, and too oily
When you experience pain, immediately rest and breathe calmly then go to the emergency room
Drink a lot of water
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y