Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things
|Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things||Darrell Miller||03/03/17|
March 03, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things
If you are having chest pains, then it might be one of seven things. Heartburn is one of these things. Muscle strain is another one. It is possible that a person might mistake a muscle strain for something far more serious, like a heart attack. Doctors do not expect any patients to tell the difference between the two.
- The occasional reflux is fairly common and probably nothing to worry about, but if you're experiencing it twice a week or more, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- 13% to 36% of adults who show up to the ER or doctor's office with acute chest pain are diagnosed with costochondritis, or inflammation where rib bone meets with the cartilage.
- Respiratory infections are often to blame, though other culprits include autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
"If you're having chest pain, and you're not 100% sure what's causing it, either call your doctor or call 911."