Are you having a heart attack? Many people call 911 or get driven to the emergency room with chest pain or left sided arm pain. The big question: Am I having a heart attack? Most of them aren't.
Dr. Berglund's hope with this video is to help you understand the difference between true emergency heart-related symptoms and other causes of chest pain. Of course, if it's not clear or you have shortness of breath and/or a "heaviness" or "squeezing" sensation on your chest following exertion or stress, just call 911 and skip the video. Please!
The second question that usually follows after the heart attack answer comes back as "no" is "Then why am I having chest pains or left arm pains or even pain referring up into my jaw." Dr. Berglund will try and answer those questions as well.
Dr. Berglund has spent over twenty years at his clinic in southeast Wisconsin helping people improve their health without drugs or surgery. For more information about his clinic and for other health problems, see his website at http://berglundcenter.com. If you are interested in seeing Dr. Berglund as a patient, but live too far from Wisconsin, go to http://berglundcenter.com/distance.html.
I been getting sudden sharp pains, feels like its tge center of my chest fir the past 5 years. Everytime i go to ER they do the tests and say its muscular skeletal nit my heart. Even went to a cardiologist and did the stress test, they said my heart was ok. Does anyone have this problem and can tell me what it is?
I'm in an interesting situation, i don't have the money or medical coverage to go to the hospital as i'm currently in the middle of getting medical coverage. I've had off and on chest pain for a few days, sometimes can be a little difficult to breath and also off and on had pain in my shoulder for one day. At first the shoulder pain and chest pain seem to line up, but after some time my chest cooled off and my shoulder would still hurt off and on. The pain between the two was different, but similar as well. I've had similar cases of me going to the doctor with chest discomfort and its the only thing that stops me from calling 911 right now. After blood work and EKG they were confident i was not having a heart attack. Now, it might be that i'm just paying more attention during times like these, but it seems like i burp more when my chest is messing with me, but the burps never gave me immediate relief. Only time would give me relief. The pain is annoying, but is something i can generally ignore if i can focus on something else. I'm 21 years old, have a history of diabetes in my family, but no heart issues. I hardly drink water at all and get little to no exercise. I'll try to keep coming back and posting here with updates. I'm guessing tomorrow i can go see a doctor if i call my insurance and tell them i really need to go as I've done similar stuff before. I have had anxiety in the past and with my last visit for my chest i was concluded it was anxiety. I was so scared that it them trying to get a good read of my heart was difficult i was shaking so much. I feel like for a 21 year old i'm high risk for heart attacks, but again i'm also 21 years old with anxiety. Its hard for me to ever know if something i have going on is even real or anxiety or if its something small that freaks me out. I'll leave a update at some point tomorrow as long as i'm okay. I see a lot of people post symptoms and that they are freaked out, but no one ever seems to do updates and let people know that they were fine or it was something more serious. So hopefully everything is fine with me and i can give the reader hope that if you have similar stuff to me you're fine. As stated by every doctor, if you are scared there is no reason not to go. Try to drive or get a ride if you can't pay for the ambulance to pick you up. I'm just in a weird boat where even driving to the hospital will cost me more money they can afford and i can't take hits to my credit for not paying a medical bill.
I hate Drs. Havent been to hospital in years. Last time was for kidney stones. I dont agree with the idea of practicing on the body or intravenous medicines. But this guy would really make a visit to the er alot better...
Hi Doc I get pinches on my middle chest from time to time, sometimes it feels like an electrical shock. it only last for a second though but it does bring anxiety. I've seen doctors for that and taking every test but they cant find the root of the problem. I do practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu from 3 to 4 days during the week and do other exercise when ever i'm off. When ever i'm training I feel perfectly fine although sometimes i get the pinch but its not as bad. By the way I have been dealing with this for the past 4 years and still having been able to resolve this issue. Is there any specialist you would recommend? please let me know and thanks for the help.
Thanks doc. Last night was the worse episode. It lightened up after I belched and pass gas. But it's pretty much a constant presence, well not constant, but more like frequent, kind of an annoying awareness that at sometimes gets more pronounced after eating and less pronounced after BM. my BP is 100s-110s/60-70s ( i used to have this "annoyance" w/ higher BP. But it went away once my BP was lowered)...i started metformin about 2 & 1/2 months ago and THAT is when this "annoyance" returned. Last night though makes me really think its the metformin...like a pre cursor of horrible "chest gas" prior to a BM. I was gonna bring it up w/ my f/u w/ my PCP , due in early-mid September, but last night scared me. I was on my way to ED, but it lightened up after I belched, then I had a little gas, and it REALLY lighted up. Scared me though. I'm 41 btw. Now that I've written all this out...yeah, i feel kinda dumb. this needs to be worked up. funny how you rationalize yourself outta stuff until you actually see through someone elses eyes....
Love your upbeat attitude... Have been having chest pains across entire upper chest for months but only when walking and I start to breathe fast but as soon as I stop breathing fast, it goes away.. Had an ekg, stress test with ultrasound 6 months ago for chest pain and everything came back perfectly normal, was told I had costochondroitis ((I probably spelled that wrong)) but it is just weird, it all started last year when I moved a couch by myself, after that is when I started feeling this horrible pain.. I do have bad back problems,, Just trying to figure out what could be causing such pain if nothing was found... BUT anyways, loved your video...
I don't know what's going on. On my left pec I keep getting this kind of sharp pain that throbs but then sometimes will go away. I can't tell if it is under my rib cage or above my rib cage. I get blood tests every year for work for my insurance and I don't have any cholesterol problems...but this is kind of frightening because of its location.
I'd recommend going to a good chiropractor or a physical therapist that does manipulation/mobilization of joints. It's very likely not heart related. If that's true, it's likely biomechanical/musculoskeletal and needs a practitioner that restores movement and stretches/relaxes soft tissue.
Hi, I had a chest pain more than 3weeks now, but the pain is in small area in the joint of the ribs of in the miscle every time I touch it with my finger it was really painful..... But I also had back pain and my right arms also.... What is this? Tnx for info
Today i was doing a lot of work . It was 30 degrees celsius outside . When i came home i felt very dizzy . I checked - i had no fever or temerature . I cant sleep , im kinda dizzy , i feel sharp stings on the left side of my ribs sometimes but then it goes away . Is this normal or not ( im 13 years old )
I have sharp pain too. And i have went for my ecg 3 times blood test 2 times my cholestrol level is normal my heart rate also normal. But after i read some of the comment below it make me abit less worried. But can anyone explain to me other then sharp pain. I will be in shock every night trying to fall asleep will have dizziness but only twice i almost blackout on the road while riding. Felt pressure on my left trap on my back sometime and also numbness on my left hand. Please advice thank you.
ive been feeling like a kind of nerve pain on my left chest and a littlebit to the ribs it always comes when i breath in and goes away when i breath out and hurts when im laying down im only 15 tho i dont wanna die yet :(
I was laying flat the other day and as i was getting up it felt like i was punched in the heart area and it quickly went to my right lung right chest it knocked the breath out of me, about felt like a punch in the heart ,,, no clue???? anyone
Can you please make a video that could help us to differentiate between
1)panic attack (caused by stress, anxiety , ect .. )
3)Heart attack symptoms
because i think im having all 3 combined, and not sure if im gonna make it to check your video on it, but im pretty sure it might help others :P
why im asking for such a topic ? coz i've got GERD and i hide you not , i've got high annxiety levels which lead me to have panic attacks sometimes, and been to ER plenty of times coz those ,but the sysmtoms im having now seems like it's more leading to heart attack , especially after i've got ''calcified aortic arc. in the last scan yesterday''
thanks in advance
When i eat food my left side hurts it comes in goes an when i breath sometimes i feel a little tightness no pain or nothing in my arm an no sharp pains just a tight ness where heart burns be at so what kind of problem do i have ?
I had chest pains for 2 weeks in February, couldn’t sleep because I felt like I was going to die so I went to the emergency room and they said everything was fine... now the pain is back and I’m not sure what to do.
Hey my chest started about an hour ago I've had to go on and off like 3 times just like little sparks, but i did do some cardio today it was the first time in a while please respond i don't want to die
Happen to me every time i get depressed and when at happen i feel like I don’t want to do anything at all.
Feel like i need to lie down on my stomach and close my eyes for about 5-30 minutes till the pain goes
History of anorexia and bulimia for 5 years
Chest pain (both left and right not at the same time tho) that comes (especially when I eat bread or sweets or lots of grease)and goes randomly, jaw pain, left arm pain, upper abdominal pain that has been going for 5 months
Normal ekg and blood test
What do I do?
I was getting a lot of pain in my chest area ( I went to the hospital to get me self checked out ) but found nothing wrong ) they told me to try Advil .... once I tried the Advil.. I got an burning sensation from it ( chest area ) ...
Likely it was heartburn/GERD or an ulcer causing the chest pain. I'd go on a clean eating (veggies and lean meats only) plan for a month to see if that helps. Here's my video to explain reflux/heartburn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6hK6CHDw40
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