How To Get Rid Of Chest Pain? | Causes, symptoms, and treatment |


You feel a kind of chest pain just when your heart does not receive enough oxygen. You may feel that pain normally in the chest area along with your right shoulder and jaw. When you feel such kind of pain which is unbearable then immediately call for help. 
Although, it's not necessary that a chest pain is a warning sign of heart attack but its better to take precautions as well. Sometimes these kinds of pains which we felt in upper areas of the body can be a cause of heart strokes. Always get a full checkup of your heart health after every 6 months for preventing such heart problems.
If you feel chest pain which is unstoppable then stop doing whatever it is that generates your symptoms, remain calm and if your home alone then immediately call to 911. Quick help and mediation are the only options for you to survive because these type of pains can turn into a big heart attack.
However, you can also apply these tips until your help arrive:
  • Lie down in a relaxed posture and try to make your head up.
  • It's better to chew an adult aspirin, but do not take more then one it may cause other side effects. ( remember if you have allergic to aspirin, avoid it).  

What Do You Do If You Have Chest Pain?

Remember that not all kind of chest pain is related to the heart. The following points which are mention below are the proof that your chest pain is possibly not affected by a heart problem:
  • You have pinpointed pain that means you can point your pain position easily. 
  • The pain suddenly gets worse when you take a deep breath and when you stop breathing for few seconds you feel reduces the pain significantly.
  • The pain begins when you start moving or even pressing on a particular part of the chest wall, neck, or shoulder.
  • Antacids relieve the pain.
  • The pain only lasts a few seconds.
Also, If you are not sure about the symptoms are serious or not then call the doctor or any home service as soon as possible. They can help you to further decide that pain is an emergency or not.
If you have chest pain that does not go away easily, then it's necessary to see your doctor for evaluation. Even chest pain that isn't caused by heart disease could be a warning sign of other problems in the aorta (the large blood vessel that leads out of the heart), the lungs, or digestive organs.

What Should I Take For Chest Pain?

Although, it's better for some proper medical treatment which you've prescribed you if you does not feel to go out then follow up these things. Drugs used to treat some of the most common causes of chest pain include:
  • Artery relaxers. 

Nitroglycerin — usually taken as a tablet under the tongue — relaxes heart arteries so blood can flow more easily through the narrowed spaces. Some blood pressure medicines also relax and widen blood vessels.
  • Aspirin. 

If doctors suspect that your chest pain is related to your heart, you'll likely be given aspirin.
  • Thrombolytic drugs. 

If you are having a heart attack, you may receive these clot-busting drugs. These work to dissolve the clot that is blocking blood from reaching your heart muscle.
  • Blood thinners. 

If you have a clot in an artery feeding your heart or lungs, you'll be given drugs that inhibit blood clotting to prevent the formation of more clots.
  • Acid-suppressing medications. 

If your chest pain is caused by stomach acid splashing into your esophagus, the doctor may suggest medications that reduce the amount of acid in your stomach.
  • Antidepressants. 

If you're experiencing panic attacks, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants to help control your symptoms. Psychological therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, also might be recommended.
reference: mayo clinic

How Should You Sleep With Chest Pain?

When you feel chest pain try to sleep on your left side because sleeping on the left sets less pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter," says sleep specialist Priyanka Yadav, D.O., of the Sleep for Life Center in Hillsborough, New Jersey. (That sphincter is the hatch that food passes through on its way to the gut. When it's stressed, burning stomach acid can creep back up, irritating your throat.)
Lie on your left side with your arms resting comfortably in front of you. Bend your knees and curl your legs slightly toward your upper body into a semi-fetal position. If you have really bad heartburn, roll onto your back and use a few pillows to prop up your chest and head. Or raise the head of your bed by up to six inches by slipping bricks under your bed frame. womenshealthmag

Can I Take Ibuprofen In Chest Pain? 

Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing medication. And yes, it is best to treat pain and inflammation linked with many conditions such as menstrual cramps, headaches, arthritis, muscle pain, and toothaches. Ibuprofen also has many side effects, including an increase in blood pressure, digestive problems and kidney issues. So, when you going to take it for reducing your chest pain, ask the doctor first. They better know about your health.

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