The Cause Of The Left Chest Feels Painful And Severe?

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Good afternoon, I am 27 years old. For the last 1 year, my left chest often feels heavy, tightness and aching to the left side of my back, arms, neck and head. I also often experience mutah accompanied by bloodstains. Often feel excessive tired when not strenuous activities. I wonder why? Is it dangerous? Thanks in advance.

1 Answer:

Hello Umi, Thank you for the question.


Have you consulted your doctor further to find out the exact cause? Your complaint can be caused by stomach acid disease. Gastric acid disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which stomach acid returns to the esophagus which is caused by weakening of the muscles covering the lower part of the esophagus. Some of the symptoms of GERD are heartburn or chest pain that feels hot or burning, bitter taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, shortness of breath, a lump in the throat, coughing, belching. The return of gastric acid to the esophagus can cause irritation and injury to the wall of the esophagus so that it can cause blood spots when you vomit. However, an increase in the amount of stomach acid can also cause irritation and injury to the stomach wall itself which can also cause the appearance of blood spots when vomiting.


Aside from stomach acid disease, some other causes of left chest pain are:

pleural effusion
pleurisy
muscle ache
heart disease
anxiety disorder

You should immediately consult a specialist in internal medicine because further examination by a doctor is needed to ascertain the cause of these symptoms. The doctor will ask you about this complaint, examine you, and perform other tests such as blood tests, monitoring the acidity in the esophagus, X-rays, or endoscopy. After determining the cause, the new doctor can determine the appropriate treatment for you. In the meantime, please do the following:

Avoid consuming spicy and oily foods
Avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy, and alcoholic drinks
avoid lying down after eating
Avoid consuming large portions of food, it is recommended that you consume small but more frequent meals
avoid smoking
manage stress well
Avoid taking drugs without doctor's advice
Hopefully this information is useful.

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