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Chest pain is a common symptom that affects between 20 and 40% of the general population during their life. As such, it is not entirely unusual to feel pains in your chest, for a number of reasons. There are many possible chest pain causes, some of which indicate an immediate threat whilst others may result from injury, chronic conditions, or something less serious altogether. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What to Do When You Experience Chest Pain


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Chest pain is a common symptom that affects
between 20 and 40 of the general
population during their life. As such, it is not
entirely unusual to feel pains in your chest, for
a number of reasons. There are many possible
chest pain causes, some of which indicate an
immediate threat whilst others may result from
injury, chronic conditions, or something less
serious altogether.
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  • This article will explore what you should do if
    you experience chest pain.
  • What Causes Chest Pain?
  • Chest pain causes can be related to injury, lung
    or heart conditions, digestive problems, or even
    mental strain, like stress, anxiety or a panic
    attacks.
  • Here are a few common causes
  • Angina This indicates chest pain caused by
    reduced blood flow to the heart muscle
  • Chest wall pain This is a type of muscle pain
    resulting from bruised chest muscles, for
    example, after strain, minor injury or excessive
    coughing. A broken rib can also cause pain in the
    chest area.
  • Digestive problems Including an ulcer,
    gallstones, gastritis, or gastroesophageal reflux
    disease

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  • Cancers involving different structures in the
    chest
  • Lung problems for example, pulmonary embolisms,
    pneumonia, pleurisy, etc.
  • What to Do When You Experience Chest Pain
  • Chest pain should never be ignored. If you
    experience sudden chest pain that lasts longer
    than five minutes, even after youve taken
    medication or rested, seek immediate medical
    attention, and get to the closest AE as soon as
    possible. If your chest pain is accompanied by
    nausea, fainting, shortness of breath or blue
    lips and fingers, you might be suffering a heart
    attack.
  • You may chew on aspirin to act as a blood
    thinner. This can prevent clotting and keep blood
    flowing through narrowed arteries. However, steer
    clear of aspirin if your chest pain is due to
    injury or if you are allergic or take other
    blood-thinning medication.

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  • If chest pain frequently arises due to exertion
    or stress, you might be suffering from a chronic
    condition. In that case, make an appointment with
    your cardiologist to discuss possible causes and
    treatments.
  • Preventing Chest Pain
  • Depending on your chest pain causes, you may
    reduce the frequency of symptoms by following a
    healthier lifestyle. This includes
  • Exercising regularly
  • Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight if you
    are obese
  • Limiting your alcohol usage
  • Avoiding tobacco/nicotine products and smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Managing existing conditions and following your
    Doctors treatment plan.

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If youre concerned about your heart health and
suffer from chest pain, it may be time to discuss
ways to alleviate your symptoms and gain peace of
mind. Get in touch with Venturi Cardiology for an
appointment. Our consultations can provide quick
answers to many common questions regarding heart
health.
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