How to tell the difference between gas pain and chest pain
Often we can find ourselves suffering from abdominal pains rising up into our chest, which sometimes can be worrying. Depending your individual history and lifestyle, you should consult a specialist or change your certain aspects of your lifestyle, as sometimes these pains are only due to the build-up of gas in our body. At OneHowto we explain how to know the difference between chest pain and gas pain so you can cure them.
Gas often causes very severe pain that is felt very acutely by certain parts of the body. It can cause upper and lower abdominal pain as well as accumulating in your chest but it does usually go away. If your pain is persistent and does not go away, pay close attention to your symptoms in case you need to see a specialist.
Gas usually causes abdominal bloating so if you are suffering from a bloated stomach, gas is almost certainly the cause. This will cause a lot of flatulence. You should know that there are measures that you could take to prevent gases from accumulating. A good home remedy recommended for this is chamomile tea mixed with aniseed to alleviate gas quickly. At OneHowTo, we also have an article full of tips to get rid of gasses.
A good way to know if your pain is caused by gas is to think of the food you have eaten just before, and check if you've eaten anything that would cause gassiness. There are foods that for some more than others, can have bad side effects and cause bloating and gas. Think over what you've eaten in order to identity which foods could be bad for you and make you gassy.
There are very clear symptoms that will tell us if what we have is not gas. If you experience these then you must stop whatever you're doing and contact a specialist right away who can treat and help you with these symptoms which include: difficulty breathing, pain or numbing in the left arm and chest, sweating, and a sore jaw. These are usually the most pronounced signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Often when we are experiencing a severe chest pain along with a slight fever, diarrhoea or vomiting it could mean that we have a stomach infection and we need to be examined by a specialist who can treat and prescribe medication to eliminate the infection.
Now that we know the difference between gas and a possible heart attack, we should also consider our environment and lifestyle in order to diagnose what this pain could possibly be. Think about whether you've any serious problems before, if you have a healthy lifestyle, a good and balanced diet, and if there is any history of stroke in your family.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Consult a specialist if you have any questions.
- Check your diet and avoid foods that cause you to bloat.
- Start doing gradual physical exercise.