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Chest Pain Stress Related
Is stress related chest pain always cardiac in nature if not what other internal areas of the chest are susceptible to stress and my cause discomfort?
Stress...: The strain that an adrenaline release puts on your heart can lead to angina or even a heart attack. But stress also causes an increase in symptoms related to your GI tract. Acid reflux causing pain in your esophagus can also be caused by stress. But, as a 41 yo guy with hypertension and high cholesterol, you should take any chest pain you have seriously and get it checked out. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
32 m with chest pain in left side. Stress tmt and echocardio all normal. High chol, BP : 125/85. Cardiac related?
Can stress trigger chest pain? Short of running to the ER each time, are their different presentations between anxiety related and ischemic related?
How do you know if your chest pain is anxiety related? I've had chest pain for 3 days but am under a lot of stress due to a breakup, moving out & work
I have been told I have a brain tumor (yesterday) now I have chest pain ... Would that just be stress related?
Brain tumor pain: Chest pain is not a common symptom of a brain tumor. Most tumors will cause seizures, numbness, or weakness from involvement of an affected area of the brain. The diagnosis of a brain tumor is very stressful for patients. Your chest pain is most likely related to stress. I would review the situation with your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I sleep on my back I wake up in the morning with chest pain. Had echo, MRI cardiac, stress test and ecgs. Could this be back related?
? reflux: get a GI doctor to look at you fort possible GERD. ...Read more
Last year i had a nuclear stress test. Mibi was normal but with 1 st depression on ecg. % ca in arteries was 0. Can my chest pain now be heart related?
No: U r chest pains are non-cardiac!Get a more detailed answer ›
It Can: Chest pain can be caused by a number of factors that are not cardiac in nature. Physical stress or exercise, for example, can cause costochondritis. (check for pain that is reproducible when pushing on the chest.) emotional stress, anxiety, and panic can also cause acute chest pain that may feel like a heart attack but isn't. See your doctor to discuss symptoms and get a baseline ekg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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