Differences In Chest Pain Due To Stomach Acid And Corona
Hello doc..I have been suffering from chest pain lately, doc, since the Corona virus has spread so scared. If I get infected with Corona virus, my child and wife will also be hit … but they are fine. 10 minutes and finally my chest hurts even more. Throat like rheumatic pain, flatulence, farting straight away, chest aches, a little shortness of breath, the left side feels heavy left hand aches? What’s wrong, doc?
Thank you for the question.
A chest that feels painful and a little tight so it feels uncomfortable to the left hand, accompanied by sore throat, bloating, and frequent bowel movements, you should be aware. Not only COVID-19, this complaint may also refer to other diseases that are not less dangerous, for example:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Other factors, such as pleural effusion, bronchitis, pneumonia, viral or other bacterial infections, tonsillopharyngitis, panic attacks, psychosomatic disorders, intestinal obstruction, Crohn's disease, food malabsorption, poisoning, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, etc.
COVID-19 itself can be very diverse in symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms (can even be asymptomatic at all) to severe (even deadly). Often, not just chest discomfort, COVID-19 will also cause sufferers of fever, muscle and joint pain, coughing, sore throat, or many other complaints. However, if you do not live / after traveling to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19, and if you are not out of contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19, you should not panic in response to this.
Our advice, if your chest pain is very disturbing, feels like being pressed by a heavy object, or is accompanied by other more severe complaints, for example other COVID-19 symptoms, cold sweat, massive vomiting, dark vision, etc., and if you feel risk of contracting COVID-19 (with risk factors as mentioned above), it's better to check yourself directly to the doctor. If necessary, the doctor will direct you to undergo a heart record examination, x-rays, endoscopy, throat swab, etc. Even referring you to an internal medicine doctor in order to determine what the best management needs to be done to overcome them.
At present, your complaints can be relieved first with warm compresses of your chest and stomach, rest more, reduce consumption of foods and beverages that contain gas, do not eat spicy and sour foods, do not also consume caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, eat small portions but often (don't overdo it, don't be too late), maintain an ideal body weight, don't mind too much especially stress, and be disciplined in living a healthy lifestyle every day.
Hope this helps ...