Chest Pain Such As Pressure And Shortness Of Breath Due To Frequent Exercise?
My name is Muh Bintang Rahmadhani Antasari. I have felt chest pain, sometimes it is also tightness, such as being pressed and I have difficulty breathing. I have experienced this since I was intensive training because I am an athlete, so sometimes I force myself in training
Hello Muh Bintang, Thank you for the question.
Complaints of chest pain can be caused by quite varied health conditions. These complaints can be accompanied by other complaints such as coughing, runny nose, shortness of breath, wheezing, palpitations, excessive sweating, and others. Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects the breastbone with ribs. This condition can be caused by direct injury to the chest, excessive exercise, experiencing a long cough, infection, arthritis, or tumor. In addition to costochondritis, chest pain can also be caused by muscle injuries to the chest wall, pleurisy, pleural effusion, pulmonary embolism, stomach acid disease, heart disease, anxiety disorders, and others.
Because the causes are quite diverse, to ensure this condition requires an examination by a doctor directly. Therefore, if this complaint is very disturbing, you should immediately consult a doctor for further examination. The doctor needs to ask further about the symptoms that you are experiencing and then do an examination on you, both physical examination and other supporting examinations such as sputum examination, X-ray, ECG, CT scan, and others. The results of this examination will be used as a reference for the doctor to determine the appropriate treatment for you.
Meanwhile, you can warm up well before exercising to avoid muscle injury. You can also warm compresses on the affected chest. If the pain is very annoying, you can take temporary pain medications such as paracetamol.
I hope this helps.