PER­SIS­TENT CHEST PAIN

Sunday Trust - - TAMBARI -

I do feel pain in my chest what is the prob­lem. Ladi

I will ad­vise that more de­tail in­for­ma­tion should be given for bet­ter ad­vise. For ex­am­ple how old are you? Which part of your chest is it more in the morn­ing or at night? What gives you re­lieve from the pains? Pos­si­bil­i­ties in­clude pep­tic ul­cer dis­ease and in which case the pain is more in the cen­tre re­gion and could be more at night. The use of antacids usu­ally pro­duce re­lieve and such pa­tients are ad­vise to eat reg­u­larly.

Also pneu­mo­nia is an­other pos­si­bil­ity, in which case there could be as­so­ci­ated cough and dif­fi­culty in breath­ing. An­tibi­otic is the rem­edy for this. In cases of asthma, lis­ten­ing to the chest with stetho­scope will re­veal clas­si­cal signs of rhonchi. De­pend­ing on age and blood pres­sure level, echocar­dio­gram (ECG) may be nec­es­sary.

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