Causes Of The Chest Such As Pressure And Shortness Of Breath?
I have recently experienced chest pressure, such as tightness. But can talk smoothly.
Hi Daneta, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Compressed chest complaints can be caused by several possibilities including:
Heart disease, usually accompanied by symptoms of radiating chest pain, cold sweat, to nausea and vomiting (as in coronary heart disease, myocarditis)
Lung disease, usually symptoms followed by symptoms of airway disorders such as coughing, shortness of breath (such as asthma, COPD, tuberculosis)
Diseases of the bones or chest muscles, usually arise complaints if the affected part is pressed or there is a change in position (such as in trauma, or muscle cramps)
Gastrointestinal disease, usually followed by a sensation of the chest like burning, the mouth feels sour, belching (like GERD)
Psychological disease, if no physical abnormalities are found.
Various possibilities must be sought out by conducting a complete examination (including if you suspect asthma, asthma usually occurs due to genetic factors). The examination includes directed medical interviews, physical examinations, and additional examinations (blood, chest X-ray, heart rhythm record, endoscopy, and other relevant).
So it is important to see a doctor, especially if symptoms worsen and do not decrease with rest. Some things you can do to reduce complaints:
Avoid activities that trigger complaints
If complaints begin to be felt try to ease by resting
Consumption of pain medications such as paracetamol may be done
In addition to preventing complaints should still maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming nutritious food, getting enough drink and rest, and exercising regularly.
To enrich information about asthma, you can read this article.
That's all, hope it helps.