Shortness Of Breath Accompanied By Chest Pain For 3 Days In Adolescents Aged 14 Years?

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I’m fasting and my chest is always tight at 7 o’clock and above, why does it come along with my right chest that hurts too, I don’t know why it’s been 3 days when I’m not fasting too, especially when I lie down I find it hard to breathe thanks 🙂 and age I am still 14 years old, what is the danger if it is often like that please explain

1 Answer:

Hi Auraa,

Thank you for asking

Shortness of breath accompanied by chest pain, which worsens when digestion is empty (when fasting) or is lying down may indicate reflux (backflow) of stomach acid into the esophagus. This condition is often termed GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Epidemiologically, GERD is more common in young adults and the elderly, obese, and also pregnant women. Even so, it does not rule out GERD also occurs in adolescents like you.

Due to acid reflux into the esophagus, the walls of the esophagus can become irritated. As a result of this irritation, various complaints arise, ranging from pain, tightness, heat, burning, propping, nausea, vomiting, and so on. This complaint is felt dominant around the gut, chest, and throat. As a result, sufferers can experience a drastic decrease in appetite, dizziness, headache, weakness, excessive sweating, palpitations, and various other complaints. An empty digestive condition can increase acid production in the stomach, which can potentially increase reflux to the esophagus. Meanwhile, lying down can cause increased pressure to the upper abdomen and chest area, making reflux more prone to occur.

The cause of reflux of stomach acid in people with GERD is the weakening of the valve function, which should limit the upper stomach to the lower esophagus. The triggers for this weakness can be due to hiatal hernias, obesity, pregnancy, connective tissue disorders (for example scleroderma), smoking, eating too much, especially at bedtime, consuming too much fatty and fried foods, consuming too much caffeine and alcohol, or also due to consumption. certain medications (eg aspirin).

Apart from GERD, you may also feel the tightness and chest pain triggered by other factors, for example pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma), pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs), gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa), pneumothorax (trapping of air in the cavities between the membranes. lung wrapping), coronary heart disease, psychosomatic disorders, gastric ulcers, bronchial asthma, and so on.

We recommend that you check your complaint directly to a doctor before it gets worse. If it is true that your complaint is triggered by GERD, your doctor will usually refer you to an internal medicine specialist for further evaluation and management. The diagnosis of this disease is usually confirmed by endoscopic examination. However, other examinations, such as blood tests, X-rays, heart records, or ultrasound may also be done by doctors to rule out other possible causes.

In the meantime, you should avoid triggering your complaints, for example by getting used to eating more regularly, not lying down immediately after eating, and not eating too much when approaching bedtime. Also reduce consumption of fatty foods, fried foods, and caffeinated drinks. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol. Maintain body weight so as not to be obese. Also avoid stress, fatigue, and compress the uncomfortable chest area using warm water to reduce tightness and pain.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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