Chest Hurts When Breathing?
good afternoon u003cbr /u003I want to ask if I feel pain when I breathe around the left and right chest u003cbr /u003e Why is that???
Hi Aldy, thanks for asking on HealthReplies.com. I would like to inform you first that the parts of the body that are on the right chest are the skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels, respiratory tract, heart, lungs, and digestive organs. The complaints you feel can be related to one of these body parts.
The conditions that can happen to you are:
1. Upper respiratory tract infection
Upper respiratory tract infections are caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal infections. Complaints that you feel can be a runny nose and cough which are responsible for the onset of pain in the right chest. The pain is felt especially when coughing and when doing long breaths.
Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura (the lining that covers the lungs). Pleurisy is mostly caused by viruses, but can also be caused by bacterial infections or immune disorders. Symptoms that can be complained of are pain in one chest, pain in the shoulders and back, dry cough, and fever.
Myalgia or chest muscle pain can be caused by overuse of the chest muscles or trauma to the chest that causes the chest pain you are complaining about. This muscle pain is usually aggravated, especially when the chest muscles are moved.
4. Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome is a medical term that describes a condition in which blood flow to the heart is reduced drastically or suddenly due to narrowing or blockage of blood vessels in the heart. Symptoms include severe chest pain, pain that may radiate to the left arm, and nausea and vomiting.
Because chest pain complaints can be part of a disease that can be life-threatening, especially heart disease, you are strongly advised to consult a doctor or the nearest internal medicine specialist. The doctor will conduct an examination in the form of questions, physical examination, supporting examinations such as heart records, x-rays, or other examinations if needed.
What you can temporarily do is not to do too much activity, get enough rest, eat nutritious food to increase endurance. You can take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen which can also help reduce the chest pain you feel.
You can also read the article “Chest pain” which may also help you. May be useful. Thanks.