Causes Of Sudden Shortness Of Breath And Left Chest Pain?
Good night. I want to ask … I have a strange symptom, while I am sitting working on a report in front of my laptop. I was in my room with the AC on and sitting with a thick fur carpet. Not long after that, I had a hard time breathing like a choked throat 2-3 times. Because I was a little afraid, I stood up and left the room to make a warm drink. About 1 hour after that, I felt pain in my left chest, like something was stabbing. But I don’t experience shortness of breath. I try to take a deep breath and exhale about 6-7 times to get rid of my fear. I know that there is shortness of breath and chest pain on the left is a sign that the heart is not right. Are my symptoms included? I beg for an explanation. thank you
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Chest pain accompanied by shortness of breath can indeed be caused by disorders of the heart, but it can still be caused by disorders of other organs. Disorders of the heart also have various causes. The following are some of the possible causes of chest pain:
disorders of the heart such as heart attacks, coronary heart disease, aortic dissection, pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, myocarditis, etc.
pulmonary disorders such as pleurisy, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, lung infection, pulmonary embolism, etc.
gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD or gastric acid disease, esophagitis, esophageal rupture, peptic ulcer, etc.
other causes, such as rib fractures, chest muscle injuries, costchondritis, psychological disorders such as panic attacks, etc.
If you do not have other symptoms (just feeling suddenly tightness, chest pain, and fear), you do not have risk factors for heart disease such as your age has not reached 45 years (male) or 50 years (female) , do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity, do not smoke, do not have a family with a history of heart disease, then the possibility of you having a heart attack is very small. Chances are you have a panic attack. However, you should still make sure the cause of your chest pain by seeing yourself directly to the doctor. The doctor will perform additional examinations including an EKG or heart rhythm record to make sure your symptoms are not caused by heart disease.
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