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Chest Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

If you suffer with chest pain, do you know what the causes are? Probably you do not want to interpret your pain mistakenly, then, do you know the signs and symptoms? Let’s consider you never have a chest pain before and you want to keep it that way. Therefore, have you known how to prevent chest pain?

In our previous article, we had given you information about definition of chest pain and facts. Now, we will continue to present you with information about chest pain, especially signs and symptoms, causes and prevention.

Signs and Symptoms of Chest Pain
You feel hurt in the area around your chest, is it really a sign of chest pain? You better know that there are a lot of different signs and symptoms of chest pain. These differences happen according to the cause.

Some of the signs are as follows:

  • Coughing
  • Feeling skipped heartbeats or trouble breathing
  • Heavy feeling or pressure on the chest
  • Burning feeling around lower throat (esophagus) or in the middle chest
  • Crying and rubbing the chest area
  • Tightness around chest area
  • Pain around the chest, jaw, back, or arm

Causes of Chest Pain

  • Nervousness
  • Angina (chest pain initiating from insufficient oxygen to the heart muscle)
  • Heart attacks
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Colds and flues
  • Injuries with sore joints or pulled muscles

Chest pain is also triggered by the following factors:
Medical illnesses, such as gall stones, collapsed lung, pulmonary embolisms (blood clots).

Prevention

You had better do the following advices if you want to reduce the possibility of suffer with chest pain significantly:

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid cigarette and do not smoke
  • Exercise regularly
    Exercise regularly 4 to 5 times weekly, such as walking or jogging for 30 – 40 minutes can help you heart to stay healthy and strong.
  • Diet
    Consume low fat and low cholesterol meals frequently. Be sure that you consume a high-fiber diet along with fruits and vegetables.
  • Give prescribed medications
    This advice is beneficial for person who has high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about chest pain.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about chest pain.

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