Prolonged Chest Pain In People With Stomach Acid?
Hello Morning, around 4 o’clock in the morning this morning I woke up, my chest felt crushed / distressed something, before I had a history of stomach acid, before and after breakfast, I was already taking the medicine, but until now (9:40) it has not subsided his.
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Pain as suppressed or depressed in the chest area can be a sign of stomach acid disease (dyspepsia), can also be caused by other factors, for example heart attacks, muscle pain, nerve pain, panic attacks, inflammation of the respiratory tract, allergies, pneumothorax, somatoform disorders, etc. Gastric acid disease also has many variations, ranging from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, gastric acid backflow to the throat), gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa), peptic ulcer (ulceration of the stomach or duodenum), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), cholangitis (inflammation of the bile duct), to functional dyspepsia whose cause is unclear.
Each type of disease above, although the clinical symptoms are almost similar, the treatment can be very different. If your complaint does not improve with the consumption of ordinary stomach medicine, instead it spreads causing back pain, abdominal pain, and vomiting, you better check your condition IMMEDIATELY to your doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. Through a comprehensive examination, doctors can usually give you the best treatment according to the cause. Follow-up examinations, such as heart records, ultrasound, x-rays, endoscopy, etc. can also be done by a doctor if it is deemed necessary.
To help temporarily reduce your complaint, the following steps can be taken:
Compress the chest that feels uncomfortable with warm water
Rest more, raise your chest and head slightly higher than the rest of your body
Don't panic, be afraid, or worry too much
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription
Set your breath properly
Never consume foods that contain a lot of gas, such as those that are acidic, spicy, oily, fatty, or also caffeinated drinks
Eat regularly, little by little but often
Always live a healthy lifestyle, stay away from cigarettes
Hope this helps ...