Causes And Treats Chest Pain To The Back?
I want to askrnIt’s been almost two weeks my arms, back and chest hurt. The pain comes and goes. Sometimes it hurts today but a few days later it doesn’t hurt at all. But lately my jaw started to hurt too. I read on HealthReplies.com that I feel like a symptom of a heart attack. Am I really affected by that or what? And what should I do first? Previously I was diagnosed with GERD symptoms about five months ago.
Hello good night Zara.
Chest pain in a heart attack has the following characteristics:
pain in the left chest, feels so wide that it can't be pointed out with just one finger the pain feels like being pressed, heavy, like being gripped. Although the chest pain during a heart attack can be very intense, in some patients the pain is sometimes non-dominant, and even just a feeling of discomfort in the chest. chest pain may radiate to the left arm, penetrate to the back, and radiate to the left jaw accompanied by cold sweats accompanied by nausea and vomiting may be accompanied by shortness of breath
In addition to the heart, the condition of chest pain can also be caused by several other possibilities, including:
muscle pain (fibromyalgia) GERD injury to the ribs or breastbone Pain in the breast tissue due to inflammation (mastitis) infection of the skin, eg herpes zoster pancreatitis / inflammation of the pancreas (predominant symptom is upper left abdominal pain or a penetrating heartburn) to the back) etc. Seeing the many possibilities that can cause chest pain complaints, it is recommended that you do an examination directly to a doctor (more specifically to a cardiologist or internal medicine specialist), moreover this condition has been experienced for quite a long time. Do not delay to check with the doctor, so you can quickly get the right treatment.
In the condition of a patient suspected of having pain due to heart disease, the doctor will usually examine the heart record. If the results of the heart record indicate a blockage of the heart's blood vessels (heart attack) or narrowing of the heart's blood vessels, a follow-up examination will usually be carried out in the form of a blood laboratory examination. Other tests that may also be needed include a chest X-ray, angiogram (a test to check for blockages or narrowing of blood vessels leading to the heart), echocardiography (also known as an ultrasound of the heart, to assess the structure of the heart and parts of the heart such as the function of the heart valves, etc.). , and the treadmill test / exercise stress test.
I hope this helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa