Left Chest Pain Radiating To The Armpits To The Shoulders?
, I want to ask. The last few days my chest feels tight after eating, especially my left chest. It hurts and spreads the armpits to the shoulder. Sometimes I have trouble sleeping because of this incident. I was frightened, are these the characteristics of a heart attack? Please answer and enlighten me. I really rarely exercise and are overweight.
Hello, Fatiha. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints of left chest pain can be caused by several possibilities, including problems with:
Heart (pain felt like being overtaken by a heavy load / squeezing, radiating to the left shoulder / jaw / left arm, aggravating after physical / emotional activity, improving with rest or administration of nitrate drugs, can be accompanied by cold sweat / nausea / vomiting / difficulty breathing; risks include smoking, obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, old age, lack of physical activity, and first-line family history [biological parents, siblings] with coronary heart disease at a young age [<55 years for men, <65 years for woman]) Lung (pain especially felt when breathing in, can be accompanied by tightness, coughing, fever) Muscle / bone (heavy pain if certain parts are pressed, can be related to a history of trauma) Digestive tract (generally caused by the increase of stomach acid into the esophagus, feels like heat / burning in the chest, sour / bitter taste in the mouth, stomach feels like hell) Psychological. t is removed) We recommend that you immediately see a doctor. To find out the underlying cause of complaints of chest pain, doctors need to do anamnesis, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as heart record (ECG), chest x-ray, or blood tests if needed. Thus, proper evaluation and appropriate handling can be obtained as soon as possible.
As a recommendation, you are advised to avoid smoking, lose weight to the normal range, exercise regularly, and eat a balanced nutritious diet.
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