I am not sure if they understand how, as much as you want to keep an optimistic attitude, every day it chips away at you. The constant chest pain, the constant meal planning, always worrying about what drugs you are taking and are they safe long term, the relative side effects and other digestive upsets caused by these drugs, being up all night and the fatigue from sleeplessness and pain. I have anxiety about going to bed because I have woken up many nights with rapid heart rates, bloating, gas, pain.
Nevertheless, symptoms might offer some hints. For example, it is not very likely that a 20-year-old nonsmoker complaining of chest pain who is otherwise ft and active has coronary artery disease. On the other hand, it is not possible to judge whether chest pain in a 50-year-old smoker with a family history of hypertension is due to a cardiac or a noncardiac source.
I stopped seeing the specialists because they couldnâ€™t find a diagnosis. I began seeing a doctor who is a regular primary care doctor, not a specialist! He sat and talked with me for about 1/2 hour.
Antidepressants have not been studied adequately in other types of functional disorders, including indigestion. It probably is reasonable to treat patients with indigestion with psychotropic drugs if they have moderate or severe depression or anxiety. GERD is the back up of stomach acid into the esophagus.
- She might do blood tests and X-rays of your stomach or small intestine.
- Most of the time I can’t breath properly because the acid reaches up to my nose.
- Cardiac chest pain is caused by an imbalance between the blood supply to the heart and oxygen needs of the heart muscle.
- This could be heartburn, which is a symptom of acid reflux and is caused by GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Chest pain can sometimes start in or spread to other areas of the upper body.
- He remains a GP and works one day a week at a practice in Cambridge.
Indigestion is not a life-threatening illness and has received little research funding. Because of the lack of research, an understanding of the physiologic processes (mechanisms) that are responsible for indigestion has been slow to develop.
Lung cancer is a rare but often deadly cause of chest pain. Symptoms can include a cough, difficulty breathing, weight loss, coughing up chest and blood pain. If the chest pain is severe or away does not go, it may mean the cancer has spread to the chest wall. Pneumothorax is a lung problem that occurs when air gets trapped in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to compress and making it difficult to breathe.
I always had stomach aches as a child.. I had stomach aches as a child always.} As a young adult, the heartburn became like an inner furnace in my chest. Then I was pregnant and so when I complained to the doctor I was told that it is a fact of life because of my situation. Living on antacids became routine.
Every year Indigestion affects around four in every 10 people in the UK. Itâ€™s a vague term that refers to different symptoms in different people. You might notice pain in your upper tummy with bloating and sickness. Or you may notice a burning pain at the top of your chest, behind your ribs. Youâ€™re most likely to notice indigestion symptoms after youâ€™ve eaten, but you can get them at any right time.