Causes And Overcomes Chest Pain Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath?

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Excuse me, I want to ask. These days I feel my chest hurts u0026amp; crowded. And also I feel like there is a feeling of being attracted / electrocuted / like a heart attack. Sometimes felt up to the throat u0026amp; back. Is there something to do with the heart or to the lungs? A month ago I did an EKG u0026amp; Chest X-ray. The results are positive. But this disease that I feel often comes. Please for the info, thank you. R n r nNote: Weight 78kg (up drastically from 63kg)

1 Answer:

Hi Nugie,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain and tightness in the chest that radiates to the throat and back is not always associated with disorders of the heart and lungs. If you have had a heart record examination and chest X-ray and are found to have no significant abnormalities, it is more likely that your complaint is caused by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).


GERD occurs when the ring of smooth muscle that is supposed to line the lower esophagus from the top of the stomach becomes incompetent. As a result, after the bolus of food enters the stomach, some of the stomach acid will reflux (back flow) up into the esophagus and trigger irritation. This irritation often triggers pain, tightness, like being pulled, electrocuted, burning, propping up, etc., especially in the chest area, but it can also spread to the throat, upper abdomen and back. Not infrequently, in more severe cases, sufferers will also experience other complaints, such as vomiting, heart palpitations, cold sweat, weakness, and so on. Complaints are generally aggravated if you eat too late, eat too much at bedtime, consume excessively oily or spicy foods, are overweight, pregnant, experience stress, hormonal changes (for example, just before menstruation), or are also taking certain medications. It could also, congenital defects, such as hiatal hernias, also trigger GERD.


The diagnosis of GERD is mainly made by endoscopic examination. You can do this examination by visiting a specialist in internal medicine, especially the gastroenterology sub-division. But before that, you need to check with a general practitioner first to be re-evaluated, is it true that your complaint occurs due to GERD. Because, often, the symptoms of GERD appear very similar to those of other diseases, for example gastritis, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, cholangitis, cholelithiasis, pancreatitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, heart attacks, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and so on. Often, to identify other possible causes, the doctor will also perform additional examinations, for example laboratory, x-rays, heart records, ultrasound, spirometry, and so on. Therefore, if you have seen a doctor but feel that it has not improved, you should check with your doctor again to get the best treatment.


In the meantime, the following steps are worth trying:

Apply warm water to the uncomfortable chest, throat, and back
Get used to eating small portions, but often (3 to 4 hours)
Limit consumption of greasy, fibrous, and high-gas foods (eg soda, tubers, mustard greens, cabbage)
Avoid eating near bedtime (allow 2 to 3 hours apart)
Elevate your head and chest away from the rest of your body while sleeping
Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight in the stomach area
Do diet and exercise to return to your ideal weight
Avoid taking drugs carelessly
Do not smoke
Don't stress or grieve excessively

Hope it helps ..

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