Excessive Anxiety Accompanied By Chest Pain As If Pressed?
Good afternoon, I want to ask, so I recently felt uncomfortable in my heart, initially because I was overly anxious, but now even when I’m not worried my heart sometimes feels like pain / pressure but not too depressed bgt u0026amp; uncomfortable but only only once in a while and my left hand is always sore, but when I check my pulse is normal, my breathing is normal, but I’m normal, is this a sign and symptom of heart disease or just worry? Do you need further examination to the doctor? Thank you 🙏
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. However, the condition you are experiencing is not specific, and to be sure, it requires a direct examination to the doctor. If it's limited to what you say, the possibilities are still very diverse. Among others are:
Heart valve abnormalities
Heart muscle abnormalities
Heart blood vessel disorders
Heart rhythm disorders
But it could also be a condition that is not related to the heart at all such as stomach acid disease, lack of red blood cells, the impact of drinking coffee, to anxiety factors as you submit. So because there are so many possibilities, check with your heart doctor first, as the most dangerous possibility. Your cardiologist will later do a history, physical examination and support to you, such as heart records, x-rays and blood tests, then from there it will be known whether you have abnormalities toward the heart or not. If not, then ask your doctor where you should check yourself next, whether to the doctor of internal medicine, or even to a psychiatrist for anxiety.
Meanwhile, practice your breathing to help you feel calmer. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly, do it several times for 5-10 minutes each day. Maintain ideal body weight, exercise according to ability, avoid consuming salty foods, drink plenty of water, get enough rest and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.