Right-sided Chest Pain?
Good night, I am from Bandung, I want to ask, why is my right chest ache suddenly?
Hello Eca, thanks for the question.
The chest is a cavity consisting of the heart, lungs, ribs, cartilage, muscles, and skin. Tissue damage in these parts can cause chest pain. In general, chest pain can be divided into two, namely cardiac chest pain (heart) and non-cardiac chest pain. Cardiac chest pain generally causes pain such as pressure in the chest to the left or the middle part, the pain is felt through to the back, to the jaw, to the arm and is usually heavy with activity. While the right chest pain is usually not caused from the heart, most often due to:
Muscle injury to the chest cavity or rib fractures Lung diseases, such as infections, the presence of fluid or air in the lungs Infection of the nerves that causes skin rashes Infection of the skin or breasts and so on Chest pain due to injury is usually felt when moving or after position changes, pain when coughing or breathing, sharp pain and can be appointed. Pain due to lung disease is usually accompanied by coughing, shortness of breath, fever, etc. In addition to these diseases, chest pain can also be caused by psychological disorders, such as excessive anxiety, stress, panic disorder, and others. If the complaint is felt disturbing you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination of the patient and additional examinations if needed, such as laboratories, heart records (ECG), x-rays, and other examinations. Once the cause of the chest pain is known, the doctor may prescribe some medicines or take certain medical procedures if needed. To prevent chest pain due to heart disease, can be done by:
Implement a healthy lifestyle, get enough rest, sleep 6-8 hours a day Eat healthy and nutritious food, Sufficient fluid needs Regular exercise Avoid smoking and alcohol Perform stress management Thus, hopefully useful.