Frequent Pain In The Upper Abdomen To Shortness Of Breath?
I often get aches / pains in the upper abdomen (under the chest), sometimes until shortness of breath, the pain can connect to the throat. Why is that?
Thank you for the question.
Pain and shortness of breath that feels in the upper abdomen, under the chest, down to the throat may be part of the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This disease occurs when the gastric and esophageal lining valves fail to close completely, causing some of the acid from the stomach to flow back and irritate the esophagus. Therefore, discomfort can arise, such as pain, tightness, phlegm, heat, lumps, nausea, until the burning that occurs predominantly in the upper abdomen, chest, can even spread to the throat and back.
Not just GERD, other conditions, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, gastritis, heart attacks, cholangitis, gastric cancer, cholecystitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve nerves, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, excessive anxiety, psychosomatic disorders, and so on can also cause a variety of complaints You.
It's best if you don't panic. Consumption of warm water, lots of rest, limit consumption of foods that are acidic, spicy, gassed, and oily often can already help alleviate complaints like you experience. Do not forget, you also need to compress warm areas of your body that are painful, eat a little but often, do not immediately lie down after eating, manage stress well, and stay away from consumption of any drug without a prescription so that complaints are more optimal recovery.
If the above steps have been carried out in a disciplined manner, and complaints still continue to recur, try to see yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine to be given the most appropriate treatment for the cause of your complaint.
I hope this helps.