How To Relieve Chest Pain When Eating And Drinking After A Hit?
My friend had an accident and hit his handlebar in the chest. He complained of chest pain when eating and drinking and shortness of breath. The pain is under the lower ribs. No bruises. How to relieve the pain and does this indicate a more serious illness?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The complaint that your friend experiences can occur for a variety of reasons, and it can also be related to the collision they experienced. Among the possibilities are:
Injury to the chest muscles Cracked ribs Damage to lung tissue Injury to nerves Inflammation of the lining of the lungs Acid reflux disease
So our advice is that you should check your friend's condition with a general practitioner to find out what possible abnormalities he has, and maybe this will require an X-ray examination to see the integrity of the bones, especially because he has a history of impact on the handlebar before this pain occurs. If it feels complicated, your general practitioner will refer your friend to a related doctor, maybe a pulmonologist, and maybe a bone doctor depending on the findings of the examination.
Meanwhile, ask your friend to reduce physical activity, do not ride a motorbike at first, take over-the-counter pain medications by reading the instructions listed, warm compresses for the painful area, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully it answers your question.