What is Chest pain? sign causes and how that comes and goes? - Holistic Of Health

What is Chest pain? sign causes and how that comes and goes?


chest pain

Chest pain is a condition or a sort of pain that is felt in the area between your ribs and shoulder.

It may be in any form that appears in any form ranging from dull to severe pain.

The chest feels crushing, squeezing or burning, this pain can travel from shoulder to neck, and jaws and then travel to both arms.

Many problems can cause chest pain, but the life-threatening cause of chest pain is in the middle of the heart. It may last for seconds, minutes, or hours or also persist for up to 6 months.

The person should contact to medical professional in case of a heart attack, which is life-threatening. Chest pain is very common but not always it is related to the heart.

Signs and symptoms of Chest pain:

Heart discomfort symptoms could be mild or severe. Chest pain is related to the following reasons i.e. related to the heart, related to the lungs and other digestive issues. Some of them are life-threatening while others aren’t. The following are a few examples:

signs and symptoms of heart attack causes chest pain

Chest pain related to Heart

 Chest ache due to heart attack or other heart problems may feel like:

  • Pressure, tightness and burning in the heart
  • Shoulder, arm, neck, jaw, and back discomfort that starts in the upper chest area can spread to other parts of the body.
  • Body Sweats with Cold and damp skin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Some people may suffer nausea and vomiting during a heart attack
  • dizziness or light-headedness, which can make you feel faint.
  • Squeezing and crushing

Get medical help right away if you suspect that your lungs are to blame for your chest pain.

What are the Causes of Chest pain?

There are some possible main/common causes of chest pain including all of which need medical treatment.


  1. Chest pain Causes related to the heart

  • Heart Attack (this pain is due to blockage of blood to the muscles of the heart)
  • Angina (This pain is due to deficient blood flow toward the heart)
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Pericarditis (the most life-threatening and painful condition of chest pain, which is due to inflammation of the sac wall)
  • Aortic Stenosis (blood flow is blocked by heart valves)


  1. Chest pain causes which is related to the Lungs


Chest pain related to the lungs may be life-threatening. Here are some causes are given below:


  • Pulmonary Embolism (A blood clot that is stuck in the lungs artery)
  • Pleurisy (Swelling of the membrane which covers the lungs)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Asthma (Narrowing of airways)
  • Pneumonia (Lung infection)
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lungs)


  1. Chest pain causes which are related to the Digestive system

Chest pain can be caused by following digestive system disorder.


  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one symptom of digestive system disorders
  • Heartburn (very severe painful burning feeling)
  • Gallstones (hardening of digestive fluid)


  1. Chest pain causes related to muscles

  • Broken ribs
  • Costochondritis (Swollen and inflamed cartilage that joins ribs)
  1. Other common causes of Chest pain

  • Panic Attack


Treatment of Chest pain


Treatment of chest varies with causes and depends upon the what is the cause of pain. If the causes are related to the heart attack, then emergency treatment should be taken by seeking help from your medical care. If other conditions (lungs, muscular or digestive disorder) cause the pain you should talk to your medical care about your treatment plan, these are not serious conditions.

Some of the following medicines are used to treat common chest pain.


  • Nitro-glycerine (they are used to relax the artery, so blood easily flow from them)
  • Thrombolytic (clot-busting drugs)
  • Aspirin
  • Antidepressant for panic attack


Surgical procedure for the life-threatening chest pain which is heart attack.


  • Bypass surgery for coronary artery (open heart surgery)
  • Lung reinflation (a tube inserted in the lungs to expand the collapsed lung)
  • Emergency repair surgery (to repair ruptured aorta)
  • Angioplasty and stent placement (remove blockage in the artery)

Diagnosis of Chest pain

Healthcare providers take the deep examination by taking tests of a person with chest pain. They also check for life-threatening conditions.

Here are the following tests taken by medical care providers.


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