Shortness Of Breath, Chest Pain And Sweaty Palms Are They Related To Heart Disease?
Goodnight, .I Tri, want to ask. I often shortness of breath in the chest, and my chest often aches, and my palms like to sweat even though I’m not doing any activity. However, 3 days ago I felt shortness of breath and chest pain until I had difficulty sleeping. My mother and father have a history of heart disease. I just want a consultation. I want to check earlier about my heart health. Please explain, thank you. Regards, Tri Natalia
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We understand the concerns that you feel.
But before that we need more complete information regarding which part of the chest feels pain, does it spread to the shoulders, back, to the neck or solar plexus? Have you had a history of stomach problems before due to stomach acid? Besides that, is shortness of breath often felt during activities or at rest? Do you feel often tired and not strong enough to walk long distances or do strenuous physical activity?
Some of the additional questions above are symptoms that generally occur in patients with heart disease.
Shortness of breath and chest pain can be caused by disorders of the heart, lungs, digestion, or respiratory muscle disorders around the chest. Evaluation can be done based on a brief history, physical examination and support if needed. GERD (Gastroesofageal reflux) or acid reflux disease is one of the disorders of the digestive tract whose symptoms are similar to heart disease. To diagnose in the direction of GERD, there is a scoring system based on the symptoms found that can determine the diagnosis in the direction of the disorder.
In addition, examination of the heart record or electrocardiography / ECG should be done to rule out the possibility of heart disease. Blood tests including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels are also important to determine risk factors for heart disease, which are cholesterol disorders in the blood. Other tests refer to the physical findings that the doctor found.
Prevention is a very important thing to do to prevent chronic diseases. Conduct a healthy lifestyle by consuming nutritious foods including salt restriction, reducing fatty food products, meeting the needs of body fluids every day, regular breaks and regular exercise at least 3 times a week is highly recommended. In addition, avoid smoking both active and passive smokers and do not consume alcohol.
If necessary, consult with your nearest doctor or internist for further information and evaluation.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps