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How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving blood flow to heart muscle will relieve the discomfort caused by a partial blockage of the blood vessel with plaque. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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What to do if I'm having chest pain on the left side and had nitroquick (nitroglycerin) time2 help?

Chest pain: If you have chest pain and have taken Nitro without any improvement then you should be seen by a physician right away. You should go to an ER for evaluation. If it is not serious then you can follow with your regular physician, if it is then you will be admitted for further testing, but don't wait. ...Read more

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I am on Imdur ER 60mg and Nitroglycerin. 4mg. My BP is 80/60... I am having chest pain. Is it safe to take my nitro with that BP?

I am on Imdur ER 60mg and Nitroglycerin. 4mg. My BP is 80/60... I am having chest pain. Is it safe to take my nitro with that BP?

Lying down: It is surprising to me that a 23 year old would have significant enough coronary artery disease to require these medications. Nitroglycerin will briefly lower your blood pressure more which could be detrimental. If you are lying down when you take it you may not pass out or feel as dizzy. I think you need to confirm the need for these medications with your health care provider. ...Read more

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I have chest pain. Cleared by Heart MD. ALL other system R/O. Put on Imdur ER and Nitrostat (nitroglycerin). They are only things that help. Is ok to take long term?

Diagnosis?: U say that ur Heart MD (presumably a Cardiologist) "cleared" you. What does that mean? What is the diagnosis? Do you have Prinzmetal's angina (ie coronary artery spasm with no blockage)? Is it Diffuse Esophageal Spasm, which mimics chest pain? In pts with heart disease (CAD), being on long-term nitrates increase mortality; however, u r young (23) & probably don't have CAD. Again, ask ur "heart MD" ...Read more

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I've been taking nitroglycerin for episodes of chest discomfort (was prescribed by cardiologist to see if it helped). I don't notice much relief from it. Does this indicate it's not artery spasms?

Not necessarily: The crucial question you are asking is 'do I have cardiac disease, and is the chest discomfort I am experiencing due to this heart disease'? Ntg test does not do much to help to get to the answer to the question. Further testing needs to be done, such as an echocardiogram (which gives more info about the heart valves), stress testing and angiogram, which tells info about the coronary vessels. ...Read more

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How can you relieve chest pain?

How can you relieve chest pain?

CP: Chest pain due to heart diasese is called cardiac chest pain. Causes are depicted in the cartoon. Signs and symptoms and treatment vary with the cause of chest pain. ...Read more

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Does nitro relieve chest pain in 1-3 minutes?

Does nitro relieve chest pain in 1-3 minutes?

Nitroglycerine: Taken under the tongue usually relieves cardiac chest pain in 1-3 minutes. ...Read more

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2 month productive cough, chest pain, feel unwell. Treated with steroids/antibiotics with little relief. 5.8mm nodule found right lower lobe on CXR. Is it possible a nodule this small could cause these symptoms? Awaiting CT scan.

2 month productive cough, chest pain, feel unwell. Treated with steroids/antibiotics with little relief. 5.8mm nodule found right lower lobe on CXR. Is it possible a nodule this small could cause these symptoms? Awaiting CT scan.

Revisit dr.: Resolution on X-ray not great, It is likely what you see is not the whole picture. That said, it is unlikely to be the cause of your pain. Revisit dr. If problem not clearing up. Maybe culture, blood tests and just follow up x-ray chest will be of assistance. ...Read more

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I started having weird throat pain and chest pain and was burping a lot. The burping relieves the pain for a millisecond. It is a sharp pain.

Spasm: Esophageal spasm can be quite sudden and painful and this may be what you're experiencing. Sometimes swallowing water May relieve the spasm. If you force yourself to burp, you are actually swallowing more air. If symptoms persist get examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pain relieved on rest. Do I need to see doctor in am?

No-Now: Although chest pain may not be an emergency, there is no simple way an untrained person may be able to distinguish true cardiac originating chest pains which is a true medical emergency requiring going immediately to an emergency department from noncardiac origin chest pains which usually are not as urgent. Even trained professionals may have difficulty distinguishing the cause and will need tests. ...Read more

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Suffering with back pain, stomach cramps (some relief after going to the loo but still have pain throughout the day) very soft stools and chest pain?

Suffering with back pain, stomach cramps (some relief after going to the loo but still have pain throughout the day) very soft stools and chest pain?

Possible IBS: Loose stools, stomach cramps, ; back pain in young female suggest ibs, but this is a guess, and these symptoms are non-specific. The best specialist to consult for proper history and physical examination would be a gastroenterologist. If depression, daytime fatigue, ; restless sleep were part of the symptom constellation then fibromyalgia would be a consideration (then see rheumatologist). ...Read more

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Age 33, , male. Woken up every night with severe chest pain (throat very dry).Only relieved by drinking water/milk. Also, woken up vomiting bile in sleep?

Age 33, , male. Woken up every night with severe chest pain (throat very dry).Only relieved by drinking water/milk. Also, woken up vomiting bile in sleep?

GERD: Your symptoms could be from acid reflux (gerd) or peptic ulcer disease.
Ask you physician trial of anti acid medications.
If you have weight loss, blood in the stool/black stools or symptoms not improving after anti acid treatment then endoscopy maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve mild chest pain at random times?

What can I do to relieve mild chest pain at random times?

CP: CP at random times- does not sound too ominous. It has to be evaluated keeping in view of cardiac risk factors. Get checked atleast once. ...Read more

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My 12 year old is complaining of left side chest pain. What can we do for relief?

Take him: To a doctor for a physical exam. If the pain is reproducible it could be chest wall pain due to muscle strain or rib dysfunction. If the pain is random in could be something else. At any rate, see a doctor for best outcome. ...Read more

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Why does the chest pain got worse when laying down and relieved when putting 2 pillow. Also help reduce breathlessness?

Cp: Depending on your condition of breathlessness what you describe as needing to elevate the head of the bed may be orthopnea. If is pain typically pericarditis will improve sitting forward and worsen upon recumbency. ...Read more

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I've been having episodes of severe chest pain, I've went to the ER & been told it's severe reflux but what medicine can give fast relief?

I've been having episodes of severe chest pain, I've went to the ER & been told it's severe reflux but what medicine can give fast relief?

Changing diet: To avoid trigger foods is paramount to helping heart burn/acid indigestion. The proton pump inhibitors (ppi) class of drugs are the greatest at stopping acid production at the cellular level, and can be prescribed by your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more

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Temporary chest pain situated near heart/left part of my chest, relieved with deeper breaths?

Noncardiac pain: Likely this is a plural type pain that may be related to inflammation, infection or simply a passing pain of no significance. If it continues, you need to evaluate this more carefully with your physician ...Read more

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I'm having bad chest pain. But I keep having extremely bad gas. When I flatuate it relieves the pain. Does that' mean its just gas?

Probably not heart: Risk of heart attack in an 18 y/i is nearly zero. Upper abdominal pain can often be interchangeable with lower chest pain too. Gas pain could be a possibility but there could be several like irritable bowel, gallbladder etc. If it continues you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent: If you are that distressed, go to the doctor. If you have already done so and haven't asked what is going on, do so. There are many possibilities and out on the web an answer isn't likely to be forthcoming. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have experienced random pains in my head and chest (chest pain relieved by BM). Also, twitches in the left area of chest sometimes.

Since yesterday I have experienced random pains in my head and chest (chest pain relieved by BM). Also, twitches in the left area of chest sometimes.

Brief Pains: If you are young and have no medical problems and the pains only last a few seconds they probably are not dangerous. If you start to have shortness of breath, get drenched in sweat, have nausea or vomiting, get dizzy, or the pain remains constant for more than 20min you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Nitrolingual (Definition)

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