of chest pain can vary from minor problems, such as indigestion or
stress, to serious medical emergencies, such as a heart attack or
pulmonary embolism. The specific cause of chest pain is often difficult
the cause of your chest pain can be challenging, especially if you've
never had symptoms in the past.
signs and symptoms include:
pain or discomfort
- Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest
- Shortness of breath
duration and type of angina can vary. If you have new or changing
chest pain, these new or different symptoms may signal a more dangerous
form of angina (unstable angina) or a heart attack.
and symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:
sharp chest pain that begins or worsens with a deep breath or a cough,
often accompanied by shortness of breath
- Sudden, unexplained shortness of breath, even without pain
- Cough that may produce blood-streaked sputum
- Rapid heartbeat
is a chronic respiratory disorder which is characterized by inflammation
or swelling in the airways. The inflammation makes breathing difficult
and also makes the person susceptible to allergic reactions.
a person has an asthmatic attack, symptoms like shortness of breathing,
wheezing, dry cough and chest pain are observed.
is also a respiratory disease which is caused when the bronchi (or
branches) of the trachea get inflamed due to bacterial or viral infection.
reactions, exposure to industrial pollutants and smoke are the significant
causes of bronchitis. Apart from cough and chest pain, slight fever,
shortness of breath, headache and blocked nose are the symptoms of
these symptoms are observed in case of acute as well as chronic bronchitis
is also a respiratory disorder characterized by inflammation in the
lungs caused due to viral or bacterial infection. It is often confused
between bronchitis vs pneumonia, only a medical practitioner can tell
the exact difference. Fever, shortness of breath, mucus producing
cough and chest pain are the symptoms of pneumonia.