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1. What are the causes of chest pain?
Chest pain can be due to heart-related disorders (heart attack), digestive disorders (heartburn), muscle and bone disorders (costochondritis, in which the cartilage of your rib cage becomes inflamed and painful) and lung-related disorders (pleurisy in which the membrane that covers your lungs becomes inflamed and pulmonary embolism). A panic attack may be attributable to chest pain.
2. Can breathing exercises help in the management of chest pain?
Yes, breathing exercises are helpful in the management of chest pain. your chest muscles and shoulders should be relaxed while performing breathing exercises (these excesses should be done after consultation from a doctor or breathing specialist).
3. Can chest pain be prevented?
Chest pain can be prevented. Cardiac chest pain can be prevented by reducing atherosclerosis, whereas non-cardiac chest pain such as heartburn can be prevented by modifications in diet.
4. Are there any complications associated with chest pain?
Chest pain occurring with angina can make even the simple tasks of walking and other daily normal activities uncomfortable and difficult. The most fatal complication of chest pain is heart attack.
5. Can pain-relieving medicines help me in treating chest pain?
Aspirin (pain reliever) can help in providing relief from the less severe cases of chest pain. Research works suggest that the use of low-dose aspirin may help in the prevention of heart attacks. Proton-pump inhibitors are the most common treatment for non-cardiac chest pain such as heartburn.