Left-hand Chest Pain Such As Pressure When You Take A Deep Breath, Cough And Sleep?
Hello, I want to ask. My left side hurts sometimes when I take a deep breath, cough, laugh, sleep or when there is a certain movement. But the pain is not located as if touched / pressed. what causes it and is it dangerous?
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Chest pain on the left side as you feel can be caused by several possibilities, such as:
Chest muscle pain (myalgia) Angina pectoris Heart attack Inflammation of the pulmonary membrane (pleuritis) GERD and several other possibilities Because there are several possible conditions that can occur with symptoms in the form of left chest pain and some possible conditions are very dangerous, it is highly recommended for you to immediately see a doctor, or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room if the complaint is felt as if it was pressed by a heavy object and spread to the left arm, accompanied by shortness of breath and cold sweat. The doctor will ask you to do some tests such as heart record (ECG), chest x-ray, blood test and several other tests depending on the results of the doctor's evaluation of your condition when experiencing complaints, to help determine which conditions cause these complaints to you. After determining the condition and diagnosis of your disease, the new doctor will also state whether your condition is dangerous or not, and what treatment you need to receive to reduce the complaint.
Henceforth at home, there are some things you can try to do such as:
Avoid heavy activities that require your chest muscles Avoid laughing or coughing too hard Avoid smoking Reduce consumption of foods that are high in fat Increase your consumption of vegetables and fruits Get enough rest Reduce and overcome stress Avoid doing exercise that is too heavy Hope it helps.