Chest Tightness, Headache And Weak Legs Like Floating?
Mlm r nI want to ask, lately I really often have a tightness in my chest that makes my nutmeg dizzy and my legs are limp … feels like I’m flying. R nAnd I feel like a migrant on the left side of my head from the neck to the top When you touch her hair, it hurts. r nI once went to a health center, the word was stomach acid, but I never felt gastric pain. r nPlease answer what I feel about this. Because the tightness is very painful, sometimes I like to move to the back of the chest and then the front. R nThank you
Hello, good afternoon Fika.
The condition of tightness in the chest can indeed be caused by increased stomach acid, or it is often referred to as GERD (Gastro Esofageal Reflux Disease). In GERD, there is regurgitation or an increase in acidic fluid from the stomach into the digestive tract above it, namely the esophagus (esophagus) due to the weakness of the valve that separates the upper stomach from the esophagus. Patients with GERD often complain of heartburn, which is often mistaken for a feeling of shortness of breath by patients. In addition, patients who experience GERD can also experience accompanying symptoms such as frequent belching, a bitter taste in the throat, discomfort such as a lump in the throat, coughing, headaches, nausea, and flatulence. In some patients who experience GERD, heartburn can occur (often called gastric pain by the general public), but in other cases, complaints of tightness and hot chest feel more dominant.
Apart from GERD, complaints of shortness of breath can also be caused by:
asthma, but asthma usually occurs for the first time since the age of a child. Tightness in asthma also appears after triggers, such as exposure to smoke, dust, exposure to cold air, fatigue, cough and cold infections, and so on.
inflammation of the lung tissue (pneumonia / wet lungs). This disease is accompanied by high fever and complaints of coughing.
Anemia (lack of red blood cells) can also cause shortness of breath, because red blood cells contain hemoglobin, where the hemoglobin itself binds oxygen in the blood to distribute it throughout the body. In addition to tightness, anemia is characterized by complaints of palpitations, frequent dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, pale skin, etc.
We cannot confirm the exact condition (diagnosis) of what you are experiencing, because to determine a definite diagnosis of the many possible diagnoses, a direct physical examination is required. We recommend that you check with your doctor to be sure. If you are not satisfied with the results of the previous doctor's examination and diagnosis, you are entitled to a second opinion or a second opinion from a different doctor. The doctor will explore complaints, carry out a physical examination, and if deemed necessary, the doctor will recommend additional examinations such as blood lab tests, chest x-rays, etc. Because we cannot confirm your diagnosis, we also cannot say what drugs you can take. Because different diseases, the handling will be different (the drugs).
While waiting for the doctor's appointment, here are some suggestions that we can give:
Avoid acidic, spicy, gassy foods (such as cabbage, tapai, etc.) for a while
avoid lying down immediately after finishing eating, at least give it 20-30 minutes from starting to finish eating.
consumption of nutritious foods (high in iron, vitamins, and other minerals)
do not smoke
avoid doing strenuous activities if there is congestion
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa