Sometimes we happen to have some pangs in the heart when we breathe. This stinging sensation in the chest is defined intercostal pains which can result in temporary, frequent, light or severe problems and depends on its degree of pain intensity. The intensity of the twinges can cause the appearance of certain symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever and cough, all signs that appear when the pains are persistent and severe.
First of all it is right to be aware that these pains they appear suddenly without any warning and can manifest themselves in different situations. For example, when you have gods muscle tears, infections, bruises, fractures and cramps or when we are sitting, rested, anxious and stressed during the day. Often, even being too still in one position or muscle tension can result in twinges. Other times, however, the pangs in the heart can occur in addition to some complicated diseases already present in our body such as scoliosis, pericarditispulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, bronchitis and gastroesophageal reflux.
What to do in case of pain in the heart
The first question that arises is: How should we react when do these annoyances arise? The first thing to do is sit down, do not get upset but calm down. Place one hand on your chest and begin to breathe in and out calmly for a few seconds to see if the pain subsides or increases. When the pangs are lessening there is no reason to worry because they are passing and momentary pangs but when the pain persists and gets worse and worse, it is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor and go to the emergency room immediately to be able to investigate the delicate situation. To do this you need to have one right prognosis of things, therefore it is of fundamental importance to verify the precise point of pain and to understand its intensity and duration.
Some follow-up tests
In most cases it disappears quickly, as it is presented, otherwise you can always consult the medico. The doctor, then, it will prescribe precise exams to be carried out such as chest radiology, electrocardiogram and gastroscopy. From the results of the same tests it will be understood the state of health of the person which may be serious or not. Based on it, the doctor will recommend appropriate treatments for the problem. If the problems are not serious, just take medications such as pain relievers or anti-inflammatories. It is not always necessary to consult problem specialists.
Finally, to try to feel good physically and avoid having pains in the heart, treatable or not, it is advisable to avoid having harmful vices. These can destroy our organs, for example: don’t smoke or drink alcohol and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.