The Difference Between Heart Disease And Heartburn?

Alodok … my name is Nikita, there is something I want to ask you, a few months later, my mother complained of swollen feet, shortness of breath, stomach ache and. but my mother often burp what can bs said heartburn? what are the basic differences from heart disease and heartburn,? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Nikita Puspitasari,

Complaints of pain due to heartburn and heart disease in some people are sometimes similar so it is difficult to distinguish. Pain due to heartburn usually has a characteristic centered in the area around the pit of the stomach or left upper abdomen, feels sore or like burning or dull pain, can arise bloating after eating or feeling quickly full. Other symptoms that can accompany are belching, nausea, or vomiting. Heartburn complaints can be caused by inflammation of the stomach lining or because there is a wound in the stomach. In stomach ulcers, administration of gastric drugs such as antacids, PPI will reduce the symptoms of pain, while in heart pain the administration of these drugs does not reduce pain.

There are so many heart abnormalities, some of which are CHD (coronary heart disease) and heart failure. CHD is caused due to blockage of coronary arteries in charge of "feeding" the heart muscles. When there is a total blockage in which part of the heart muscle will be damaged and cause pain that people are familiar with heart attack (myocardial infarction). This incident can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. In the condition of obstruction that is not total, usually the patient may not experience any symptoms, chest pain symptoms can also appear when the activity is then reduced when resting, easily tired, tightness. Risk factors for CHD include smoking, high cholesterol levels, and other metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Heart failure is a condition of decreased heart function that can be caused by structural abnormalities. Heart failure is usually characterized by symptoms of tightness when on the move, shortness when lying down (more comfortable sitting position, sleeping with a rather high pillow), waking up at night due to tightness, swollen feet, and so on.

To check for cardiac abnormalities aside from clinical symptoms, doctors need other examinations such as electrocardiography (cardiac record), echocardiography, treadmill test, or cardiac catheterization. If indeed you are still in doubt, you can try looking for a second opinion with another cardiologist. Of course, heart disease that is not treated will be more dangerous than heartburn.

Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.

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