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Does stress cause chest pain?

Does stress cause chest pain?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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How does stress cause chest pain?

How does stress cause chest pain?

Stress hormones: Stress causes the release of stress hormones which can cause a constriction of the blood vessels of the heart, there is also an accompanying elevation of the blood pressure and in most cases overheating and lack of exercise leading to obesity, increase in blood cholesterol all of which can cause cardiovascular problems. Importantly,avoid stressful situations,eat healthy, exercise and have fun ...Read more

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Chest pain when i'm stressed. Something to be worried about?

Chest pain when i'm stressed. Something to be worried about?

Do not neglect: Probably nothing but any chest pain should not be neglected. At least you should see your doctor to find out if there are other problems. ...Read more

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I get chest pain when i'm stressed. Is there anything i can take for this?

I get chest pain when i'm stressed. Is there anything i can take for this?

Go see your DR: You need a thorough workup based on your age- blood work, ekg (if abnormal), you need a stress test. Check your blood pressure, normally lower than 130/80. Attain ideal body weight. If you smoke, quit. Tell your dr all about your history and symptoms so he can assess you well. Take care! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain I am a little stressed what can I do to stop the pain?

I am experiencing chest pain I am a little stressed what can I do to stop the pain?

ER or Urgent care: There are many causes for chest pain. The most dangerous ones involve the heart or lungs. Chest pain is always a red flag regardless of the reason. Re.:seek immediate medical help. (er or urgent care). ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety?

Many possibillities: Possibilities include muscular pain, cardiac, psychological or stress itself. Go see your dr for an ekg and blood test which will test for diabetes, kidney, liver ailments and cholesterol level. If there's strong family history of heart disease, your dr may recommend a treadmill to rule out coronary artery disease. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more