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Chest Pain Caused
Treat the apnea: Chest pain from sleep apnea occurs because of drop in oxygen level which strains the heart, an arrhythmia or just lack of breathing. If you're being treated with cpap, follow up with your doctor to make sure treatment is adequate. They may need to monitor your overnight oxygen level to determine if you need extra oxygen at night. A cardiology consult would also be helpful. ...Read more
Treatment options: It's important first to be medically evaluated to make sure the pain is just depression related. If it is, then you should be evaluated by a mental health professional to determine the right treament for you. Non-medicine treatment includes therapy, journaling, exercise, vitamins and herbal supplements. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read more
What is the difference in chest pain caused by scalene trigger points versus pain caused by pericarditis? Could one be confused for the other?
Could be similar: Pericarditis causes sharp chest pain relieved by sitting up, leaning forward; it often radiates to the left lateral neck muscle (trapezius). Like the low-back muscles which can experience spasm associated with pain radiating down the leg, the cervical spine (neck) muscles attach to the 1st 2 ribs and can cause pain in the head, arm, back and chest, relieved by physiotherapy or acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p
GERD: I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p ANS: If no one has suggested it I recommend putting 6 inch blocks under the head of your bed. You can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond of DIY stores. This keeps acid from running into your esophagus which causes the pain. Works quickly and well. ...Read more
What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?
I have had thorough evaluations with 3 cardiologists and have had a number of tests. Diagnosis=pvc. I continue to have squeezing chest pain. Cause?
Noncardiac: Most likely, you have non cardiac chest pain. The likelihood that three cardiologists have missed a cardiac cause for recurrent chest pain is very low. Go back to your internist and ask for evaluations to look for other causes for chest pain. Everything else in the chest can also cause pain, and also structures in the abdomen can sometimes create the sensation of chest pain. ...Read more
Urgent! feeling like heart beats are skipping or hearing like a bubble popping noise no sob or chest pain cause?History: tachy hbp
Cardiography should : Depending upon age or risk factors, you should have ekg and thyroid function checked, if any doubt, then 24 hr holter or event recorder can be used, . ...Read more
Could you get abnormal EKG at clinic then one hour later normal EKG at er. How reliable ekg, blood work, and xray to detect mild chest pain causes.?
Yes: Different machines, diffrent interpreters , different conditions with transient changes can all affect the outcome. Lead placement can also be an issue. If leads are backwards etc. Computers often interpret ECG for primarydrs. They are programmed to overcall tracings to avoid missing real problems. ...Read more
Hw does chest pain caused by anxiety feel like? I hav ds chest pain for 3months nw, ecg&chest X-ray are normal. The pain is like strained muscle. Bend
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Hey I wanted to ask wat over the counter medication you can recommend for the following symptoms of a bad cold: phlegm, chest pain caused by frequent coughing,minimal nasal congestion,no fever?
Loss of appetite solid stools with yellow liquid, small amounts of blood in mucus when I vomit and upper abdominal and central chest pain causes?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Given your age and gender, it is highly unlikely that it has any thing to do with your heart, but you should get checked out. ...Read more
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
See a doctor now: Chest pain needs to be taken seriously. Even atypical sided chest pain can mean a blocked blood vessel in your heart and can have serious consequences. Other possible causes are Reflux, inflammation of the food pipe (oesophagitis), chest infection, a clot in your lung and so on. You need to see your doctor immediately ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers