My Symptoms

Pain in the chest

A pain in the chest is often associated with heart disease. It is therefore not surprising that it often gives rise to anxiety in the person concerned. Chest pain is a common reason for consultation ... or even emergency.

Chest pain - called " chest pain " by doctors - can have many causes with severely varying degrees of severity. The causes may for example be cardiovascular, digestive, pleuropulmonary, musculoskeletal or neurological.

To exclude (or confirm) a serious illness revealed by chest pain, it is important for a doctor to make an accurate diagnosis .

But what exactly are these diseases likely to cause pain in the chest? What type of pain is it? What symptoms should be concerned and taken seriously? What tests can help diagnose? And what treatments are possible?

You will discover in this file the answers to all your questions to have the right reflexes if you feel pain in the chest.

In any case, it is essential to consult your doctor or to call emergencies in case of disturbing symptoms. At "worst", it is a false alarm and chest pain is caused by causes quite innocuous. But let's not forget that chest pain can have serious causes - and consequences -. It is therefore better to be vigilant.

Authors: Dorothee Gebele, Dr. Nicolas Evrard

Popular Posts

Category My Symptoms, Next Article

Urinary Incontinence: Sources and Notes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Urinary Incontinence: Sources and Notes

> Report on the topic of urinary incontinence, Ministry of Health and Solidarities, Pr F. Haab, April 2007. > Urinary incontinence of childhood in the third age, Nguyen Van Nhan, FRISON-ROCHE, 1995. > Management of urinary incontinence in adults in general medicine, National Agency for the Development of Medical Evaluation, Paris, 1996
Read More
Heavy legs: The causes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Heavy legs: The causes

Several factors can also be the cause of heavy leg disease. The veins ensure the return of the blood from the organs to the heart. In contrast to the arterial circulation where the oxygenated blood is propelled by the heart pump to the organs, the venous return is a passive phenomenon. In the legs three main mechanisms intervene to facilitate the rise of the blood: the contraction of the calf muscles; the action of the soles of the feet and the arch during walking; and the presence of small valves, called valves, inside the veins that prevent the blood from coming down
Read More
Halitosis: solutions to bad breath - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Halitosis: solutions to bad breath

This is a subject that is hard to talk about. A taboo subject, whether we are concerned or not: halitosis , more commonly known as " bad breath" is a pathology that affects many people, more or less important. The word "halitosis" comes from the Latin halitus meaning breath and Greek osis meaning disease or disorder
Read More
Abundant rules: sources and notes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Abundant rules: sources and notes

Author: Elide Achille Expert consultant: Dr. Gregory Akerman, gynecologist surgeon and obstetrician. Center for Obstetric Gynecology Jean Richepin, Paris. Sources: - Bernard Blanc, Charles Sultan, Christian Jamin, Treatise on Medical Gynecology, Springer Science & Business Media, 2004, p. 156. - Item 243: Female Genital Hemorrhage, French National College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (CNGOF)
Read More