- Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
- On the left side of the chest
- Myocardial infarction
- When pregnancy
- When breathing
What can talk pain in the left side of the chest
The painful sensations that the patient experiences in the left side of the chest, can be characterized by various manifestations. Pain in the left side of the chest radiating to the back, in the area of the blade or arm, what to look for when a patient survey. Pain develops in the defeat of the peripheral parts of the nervous system, hormonal disorders
Hormonal disorders - oversupply and a lack of equally dangerous
and other pathological conditions.
When the pain in the left side of the chest, we first of all think of the heart. But often these pains are not associated with the heart. The fact is that our nervous system is interconnected and all the branches of nerves that are suitable to the different organs (namely, they are "hurt") may depart from some single trunk.
From this single stem may extend the nerves, such as the heart, stomach, liver, and so on. Therefore, in some diseases of the stomach or in violation of motor activity of biliary tract may occur pain in the heart. Such pain is not held by cardiac drugs, they stop only at treating the underlying disease.
Another cause of pain in the left side of the chest can be pinched nerve extending from the spinal cord. Such a situation may occur in osteochondrosis, herniated disc, trauma, tumors of the spine and so on. From the root (base) of the spinal nerve depart motor, sensory and autonomic nerves. Recent innervate the internal organs - hence the pain in my heart when the infringement of the spine. Such pains are only with proper treatment of the disease of the spine.
What are they?
Heart pain can be the result of cardioneurosis - diseases of the nervous system. They are aggravated by stress and aching in nature are permanent. Such pains are taken sedatives (eg valokardin or valeryanokoy). But we must remember that a diagnosis can only cardioneurosis doctor after survey.
Heart pain in inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) long, aching, sometimes combined with stitches, they are not usually felt in the chest, and left.
Pain increases during exercise, usually combined with shortness of breath, a feeling of "disruption" in the work of the heart and its "fading", weakness, malaise, and sometimes - with a little temperature. Such pain often occur 2-3 weeks after the sore throat or other illness. With these pains not to be trifled - should immediately consult a doctor to be treated for a long period.
Finally, heart pain can occur spasm (contraction) of the arteries to the heart muscle delivering nutrients and oxygen. Such attacks of pain called angina, they are very dangerous and can not be tolerated.
Influence of the causes neurological
With cervical osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers
or herniated disc happens compression of nerve endings, which is clinically expressed pain in the left side of the chest. The decisive point is to determine the position or movement of the hand or head, with no close interconnection with physical activity. If you reach out to the side and take it for a spin, there will be tension cervicothoracic roots, respectively, there will be complaints of pain.
The occurrence of pain is also associated with the following pathological conditions:
- a left intercostal neuralgia
- neuroma roots
In the case of shingles pain is so severe that it affects the disability of patients. Sometimes you can detect changes in the electrocardiogram, which are expressed in the segment depression or flattening, inversion teeth. In the course of a specific antiviral therapy is a reduction of pain syndrome, normalization of laboratory values.
The problem of the influence of viral infection is that, in spite of therapy, it is impossible to achieve the complete elimination of the virus from the body. When creating favorable conditions the activation of the virus, which leads to an exacerbation of herpes zoster. During this period, there is the development of clinical symptoms, so the pain is most severe.
In people older than forty years of pain may be associated with thickening of the rib cartilage.
Most often, there is a painful thickening of the II-IV cartilage. Despite the prevalence of the disease, the cause of its occurrence is still not known. Since it is based on inflammation of rib cartilage, the sound will be the appointment of anti-inflammatory therapy. The most common non-steroidal drugs (e.g., ibuprofen) and analgesics.
Influence of heart disease
If a doctor treats a patient with complaints of pain, which are located on the left side of the chest, it must first conduct a survey in order to avoid heart disease. Causes of heart muscle damage may be associated with inflammatory and non-inflammatory (name can be found idiopathic cardiomyopathy) processes. Non-inflammatory nature of the pain associated with the influence of an infectious, immunological factors, and enzyme or endocrine disorders.
With the progression of the disease is marked development of decompensated heart failure or condition to be stable (or refractory) to receive cardiac drugs. Complications can be thromboembolic complications (thrombosis, embolism). Quite often, this pathological condition is treated as a secondary cardiomyopathy that is not correct in terms of the causes of development. Most adverse trend in terms of prognosis have those cases cardiomyopathy who have complications such as heart failure. In this example, it should be emphasized that it is crucial to consult a cardiologist at the first symptoms.
There are a separate form of cardiomyopathy, which occurs only in the period of hormonal activity ("pubertal heart"). Pain in the left side of the chest combined with autonomic symptoms that develop as a result of hormonal changes the body. In such a situation does not require specific therapy, perhaps the appointment of symptomatic therapy to relieve symptoms and reduce the severity of pain. The presence of a favorable outlook does not rule out due diligence.
Angina attacks occur first during exercise or stress (this is called exertional angina), and then at rest (angina at rest). In typical cases, the pain is crushing or constricting in nature and manifests itself or at the top of the sternum or the left. Pain can give to his left hand, the left half of the face and neck, the lower jaw and left ear to left shoulder blade, sometimes to the right shoulder or both shoulders and both arms, back. Sometimes the pain spreads to the left side of the abdomen and lower back, legs.
The onset of pain is rarely a sudden, the pain has usually growing character keeps a few minutes and then disappears.
This pain is different in that it can be removed nitroglycerin - a drug that relieves coronary spasm (which supply blood to the heart muscle) of the arteries.
If any such pain at least once, the patient should see a doctor, examined and clearly know what to do during an attack. When angina attack
Angina - oxygen deficiency
- take a nitroglycerin tablet (under the tongue);
- lie down, open the window or the window;
- If after 2 minutes the pain has not diminished, then take another nitroglycerin tablet and call an ambulance.
Nitroglycerin takes effect within 1-2 minutes, its vasodilator effect lasts 20-30 minutes. Remember angina does not help Corvalol nor validol
Validol - old, but reliable
- Only nitroglycerin!