Last Updated on Mar 12, 2013

   Overview

  • Feeling of pain /discomfort between neck and abdomen
  • Chest pain raises fear of heart attack
  • Any tissue or organ in chest can cause pain
  • 'Angina' is heart- related chest pain



 

Causes

  • Some mild, others life threatening
  • Problems related to the heart
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Inflammation in the lung
  • Inflammation / strain of rib muscle
  • Anxiety
  • Indigestion / ulcers in stomach
  • Gall bladder stones
  • Shingles
  • Stress

 

Symptoms
  • Pain or pressure in chest area
  • May be accompanied by
    a, Heartburn,
    b, Vomiting, 
    c, Dizziness
    d, Shortness of breath
    e, Fever

 

Treatment
  • If you have asthma or angina take your regular medications
  • Medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen may help
  • Consult a doctor if 
    a, Pain /fever /cough persists
    b, Radiating pain occurs 
    c, Angina occurs at rest
    d, The cough produces yellow -green phlegm
    e, Pressure / tightness occurs
    f, Nausea 
    g, Dizziness
    h, Shortness of breath
    i, Sweating
  • Hospitalization may be essential
  • Tests like ECG, may have to be taken

Prevention
  • Maintain normal weight
  • Exercise regularly for 30 - 40 minutes 
  • Check and control BP, diabetes, cholesterol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Control stress
  • Eat low fat balanced diet
  • Get health check ups done regularly

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Comments

@mehta01, N/A

i have chest pain so i not feel good so have any ayurvedic medicine so, i feel good.

@zihaan, India

i have chest pain in the left side.it poke so badly and due to this i have shorteness of breath and sometimes wanna Vomit but cant.always feel Dizzy .i have gastric problem.and indigestion problem.

@ychie, Philippines

im suffering severe chest pain rightnow and since tuesday feb.22.11. due to overfatigue.i alrdy undergo mitral valve repair. i know my heart now is enlarge. please advice what to do best. i also take isordil sublingual 5mg. but the pain still persist. there is no heart specialist here in the island where i live.its 6000 n.mi away travel via boat. i just stay in bed for complete bed rest. am in great danger
now?