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Chest pain is a condition wherein a discomfort occurs in the chest, along with soft ache, cramps, burning sensation, stimulating pain and pain that flares, to other parts of the body as well. Chest pain is experienced by 30-40% of individuals these days. It does not indicate grave danger but taking medical advice is recommended. The common symptoms of chest pain that indicates heart attack are: -Pain that extends to arms, back, neck or jaw -If the chest feels tight or heavy -Staying sick for most of the time -Sweating even if the temperature is moderate -Breathlessness -Weakness & dizziness

Causes

-Nausea -Dehydration -Pyrosis -Heartburn -Chest sprain -Enough pressure on the chest while exercising -Anxiety or panic attack

There are certain heart problems that can be the cause of chest pain. The most common heart problems are:

-Pericarditis: It is a condition that causes abrupt, intense, stabbing pain in the chest and even worsens due to deep breathing. -Angina: Angina is also referred to Heart attack and it shows similar signs, but is usually life-threatening and can lead to death. The chances of angina increases with aging. Other risk factors related to chest pain are: -Alcohol or Tobacco -Obesity -High Blood pressure or Diabetes -Genetic history of Heart attacks

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Risk Factors

The risk factors for chest pain include: -Being overweight or stout -Being physically inert -Smoking (both active/passive) -Elevated cholesterol -Hypertension -Diabetes -Family ancestry of coronary illness -Sex of the patient -Age of the patient

Remember that individuals without these risk factors can likewise have chest pain.

Diagnosis: -Before medicinal treatment the reason for the chest pain must be found. -The specialist may need to see test results. Prevention: -To prevent the chances of chest pain, one should consider lifestyle modifications. -Quit smoking. -Exercise- a moderate physical movement for 3 hours a week. -Consume a balanced diet – eat less fat and a lot of wholesome grains, vegetables and organic products. -Observe your weight -Get regular checkups done

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