The Cause Of Discomfort In The Chest, Tightness And Bone Around The Chest Feels Pain

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Illustration: The Cause Of Discomfort In The Chest, Tightness And Bone Around The Chest Feels Pain

Good night .. I have complaints in the form of shortness of breath, or a feeling like not empty in the respiratory tract. No cough and others. No fever. Then there is a point on the upper chest, around the side of the breastbone that feels painful … it’s been about 3 days of experiencing this … Have taken salbutamol, also mefenamic acid to reduce pain. I have also compiled the chest with an ice pack. Still not diminished. Do you think there are drugs or other things I can do? Thank you..

1 Answer:

Thank you for using the consulting service
We understand the concerns that you feel
A chest that feels uncomfortable like tightness can be caused by various causes, including:

Disorders of the respiratory muscles such as myalgia
Pulmonary disorders such as lung infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis), pleural infections (pleurisy), pneumothorax, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Heart disorders
Psychological disorders such as psychosomatic, anxiety, depression
Digestive disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)

To find out more about your condition, it requires a series of examinations including history history of symptoms, physical examination of the chest and supporting examinations such as blood laboratories, chest x-rays, heart records to CT scans if needed.

It is also necessary to assess the risk factors that can trigger or aggravate symptoms such as smoking, exposure to dust or allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, types of food consumed, habits and activities that are too tiring or too heavy and a history of trauma that has previously been experienced.
Psychological disorders such as stress and anxiety can also trigger similar complaints.

You do not need to worry about your current condition. Management that you have done such as compressing the affected part and taking pain medication is quite appropriate. Try to rest at home, avoid tiring activities, eat nutritious foods, avoid smoking and manage stress well. Taking anti-pain medications such as mefenamic acid can help reduce pain complaints, but the use of caution needs for patients with gastric disorders.
The use of salbutamol is not recommended if there are no indications that lead to muscle disorders in the respiratory tract.

If symptoms persist despite improving your lifestyle at home or getting burdensome, do not hesitate to do the examination and consultation to the nearest doctor.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps

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