Chest pain can come from a variety of sources ranging from gas to cardiac arrest. Because of this, it is important to be mindful of chest pain if you are experiencing any. Other symptoms happening simultaneously can be a larger sign of problems. Dr. Naim Al-Adli, at the Sugar Land, TX, Fort Bend Heart Center, would like to provide you with some information if you are suffering from chest pain and other issues such as shortness of breath.
Possible Causes of Chest Pain
Because the big problem is well-known, let’s start with instances where chest pain may be no big deal.
If the chest pain is muscular in nature, this is likely due to lifting too much weight, too many times, for too long of a period of time. This requires only hydration and rest to fix.
If you just swallowed a large gulp that contained a lot of air, you may observe discomfort in your chest as it passes down.
If you were doing absolutely nothing and your chest begins to ache, there may be cause for concern. This shouldn’t happen.
If this sudden onset chest pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, chills, or pain/numbness/tingling in the extremities, this is a sign of a serious cardiological episode and you should seek immediate medical attention.
If heart disease runs in your family, you are at a higher risk even if you take outstanding care of yourself. While healthy living certainly increases your odds of beating this, the genetic lottery still has a lot of influence over the outcome. It is important to get regular check-ups so that this doesn’t sneak by undetected from a lack of observable symptoms.
If you have been experiencing chest pain, even if it goes away, it is time to speak with a cardiologist. Call (281) 265-8500 to schedule a consultation with the Fort Bend Heart Center of Sugar Land, TX so that Dr. Naim Al-Adli and his team can curtail any concerns that you may have today.