Overcoming Nausea, Tightness And Left Chest Pain After Eating Late

Hello I want to ask, I was yesterday “mild fever 3 days until 4 the same cough but no flu, kmaren ” I felt shortness of breath and nausea then my chest felt stabbed, brusan I was late eating after eating more than 1 hour arrived “shortness of breath , nausea, the left chest feels stabbed with vomiting and dizziness but the cough has started to subside, after returning home I threw up a little, but I have a history of bronchitis, please enlighten me.

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Hello, Muhammad Ikhsan.

Thank you for consulting HealthReplies.com.

Mild fever with cough associated with respiratory infections. The cause can be a virus or bacteria. As for nausea, the chest feels pierced due to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, which can be related to several conditions, including peptic ulcer, acute gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

First, regarding respiratory infections. Upper respiratory tract infections are usually caused by viruses, especially rhinoviruses, with symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat. While in lower respiratory tract infections, the cause can be due to viruses or bacteria. One of the causes of lower respiratory tract infections is corona virus or severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 syndrome (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

But don't panic, because there are several criteria that need to be met that lead to suspicion of corona virus infection, including coughing, severe shortness of breath (to the point of having difficulty speaking), and high fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius). Those who live in the local transmission area (such as DKI Jakarta, Tangerang City, Tangerang Regency, Bandung, Bekasi Regency, Bekasi City, Bogor City, Bogor Regency, Depok City, Karawang, Solo, Surabaya, Malang and Magetan Regencies), or have a history of traveling to a country with a positive COVID-19 outbreak in the last 14 days also has a high risk. Lately, the list of local transmission areas has expanded in various provinces in Indonesia. In addition, there is a high risk of corona virus infection if you have a history of contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19.

You can do a free self-assessment facilitated by HealthReplies.com to find out whether there is a risk of corona virus infection which can be accessed here. If you find symptoms of high fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughing and severe shortness of breath, immediately call the 119 extension 9 hotline, or visit the nearest health facility where the COVID-19 treatment is referred to. Don't forget to always use an alcohol-based mask or hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%.

However, in some people, especially in children and young people, the symptoms can be mild or sometimes even without symptoms. However, people with corona virus infection with mild or asymptomatic symptoms can act as spreaders who spread the disease. Thus, social distancing and physical distancing need to be applied in order to limit the risk of the spread of corona virus infection which tends to be more widespread.

In addition to corona virus infections, microorganisms that can cause lower respiratory tract infections include influenza A, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), H. influenza, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. For home remedies, you can take phlegm cough medicine, paracetamol if you have a fever, sore throat or headache. Also consume foods with a balanced diet consumption patterns, lots of drinking water, and adequate rest. Avoid activities outside the home let alone the public crowd, except when very forced. You should also wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands that have not been washed.

A history of bronchitis, or inflammation of the bronchial airways, can be caused by a number of things, including smoking and TB infection. Depending on the underlying disease and whether or not treatment is complete, re-reactivation can occur which may play a role with the clinical symptoms that you experience. Conversely, in mild bronchitis, the disease can heal by itself. Bronchitis can be treated with drugs, such as phlegm cough medicine. In addition, consume plenty of water, get enough rest and avoid smoking. If the complaint has not improved, you should consult with a pulmonary doctor.

Regarding complaints of shortness of breath that you experience, must be explored whether this is more related to disorders of the airways, especially related to COVID-19, or due to interference with heart function or gastrointestinal disorders. Characteristics of shortness of breath in COVID-19 is characterized by severe shortness of breath so that sufferers have difficulty speaking. In addition, although in corona virus infection there are also sometimes non-specific symptoms affecting the gastrointestinal tract, in your case it is necessary to consider clinical conditions in the form of dyspepsia syndrome, or peptic ulcer and GERD gastric acid disease, which are generally associated with acid production excessive stomach. Although to conclude it requires a physical examination by a doctor directly and if necessary a supporting examination.

In general, the symptoms of dyspepsia syndrome include abdominal pain, flatulence, heartburn, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, feeling full quickly when eating, stomach feeling full after eating (even in normal portions), excessive gas excretion and feeling of pain and heat such as burning in the stomach and esophagus (heartburn). To overcome the symptoms, eating habits need to be modified, among them, you should eat little by little, by chewing food slowly. Also avoid fried foods and spicy foods, drinks that contain caffeine or contain soda (carbonated drinks), cigarettes, alcoholic drinks. Also avoid the habit of lying down immediately after eating; you should give a gap of 2-3 hours after eating.

While GERD is a stomach acid disease that occurs due to the muscles in the lower esophagus weakening, so that stomach acid easily rises to the esophagus. The main symptoms are burning and pain in the chest (heartburn). GERD treatment includes prescribing medicines by a gastroenterologist, to surgical treatment by a surgeon, according to the severity of the disease. Handling at home includes lifestyle changes, stopping smoking, and not lying down immediately after eating, and if there is excess weight or obesity, which can be assessed based on body mass index (BMI) calculations, weight loss must be taken.

Thus information from me, hopefully can be useful.

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