What Triggers Chest Pain?

Q:
What triggers chest pain?

A:
Chest pain is pain in any region of your chest. It may occur to you as a feeling of burning and crushing. Chest pain can strikes you in any form and can travel from one place to another place within your chest.

Chest pain have different causes and may indicate severe underlying diseases. Here is a list of possible causes of chest pain:

Heart-related causes

  • Heart attack.
  • Angina.
  • Aortic dissection.
  • Pericarditis.

Digestive causes

  • Heartburn.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Gallbladder or pancreas problems.

Muscle and bone causes

  • Costochondritis.
  • Sore muscles.
  • Injured ribs.

Lung-related causes

  • Pulmonary embolism.
  • Pleurisy.
  • Collapsed lung.
  • Pulmonary hypertension.

Other causes

  • Panic attack.
  • Shingles.
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