Chest pain or discomfort in chest is also called as Angina. In this condition people experience increased pain, pressure, tightness and feeling of squeezing in chest. Though many people mistake it with heart attack but it may be a warning sign. The chest pain is mainly caused due to low or reduced circulation to the heart muscles. Because of low circulation our heart may not receive enough oxygen which brings pressure and pain in heart. This lack of circulation or supply may be caused due to narrowed arteries or may be when arteries get blocked due to some other factors. Though it is a symptom of coronary heart diseases, it also goes away quickly. Chest pain or angina is classified in to different types like
Stable angina- this is the most common type of angina which may be caused due to stress or excess strain. This type of chest pain lasts for few minutes.
Unstable angina- this can be due to sedentary lifestyle or due to lack of physical activity. In this type the pain and discomfort in chest can be severe and may last longer.
Variant or prinzmetals angina- in this type people face sudden narrowing of arteries which further causes severe pain in chest during nights while sleeping.
Causes of chest pain
Chest pain or angina is mainly due to lack of circulation and oxygen to the heart and due to blockages. It is caused due to several factors like
- Blockage in arteries due to excess formation of plaque
- Pulmonary embolism (artery blockage in the lungs)
- Cardiomyopathy (condition of enlarged heart)
- Aortic stenosis (narrowing of heart’s aortic valve)
- Pericarditis (Inflammation of lining or sac around the heart)
- Aortic dissection (tear in inner layer of aorta)
Symptoms of chest pain
People face several different symptoms of chest pain like
- Severe pain and pressure
- Chest tightening and felling of squeezing
- Burning sensation or heartburn
- Weakness and sweating
- Indigestion and feeling of fullness
Though the pain starts in chest but in severe cases it spreads to other parts of the body like neck, jaw, shoulders, arms, back, throat and also to the back. Men experience pain in chest where as women face discomfort or pain in neck, jaw, throat, back.
Homeopathy treatment for chest pain
Homeopathy treatment for chest pain is very useful and treats it normally using natural remedies. Homeopathy remedies for chest pain are made of natural substances like plants, vegetables and other minerals. Homeopathy treatment for chest pain mainly aims to treat the underlying cause of the problem and also improves our overall health. Homeopathy for chest pain is safe, non toxic and also free from side effects. Homeopathy for chest pain problems not just provides relief from symptoms but also improves our immunity. Homeopathy provides prescriptions based on the symptoms, area of pain and also on individualization theory hence the treatment differs from each individual. A professional homeopath also provides health tips for chest pain which further helps in quick recovery.