Is That Pain in Your Chest Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

By Kangpe Healthcare Services
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Most of us have experienced minor chest pain at one time or the other. People who have severe chest pain sometimes wonder if it's serious like a heart attack or something that would go away with time.

Chest pain occurs in the upper body, from the jaw down to the ribs. Common probable causes of chest pain include panic disorders and heartburn; acid reflux.

A heartburn can simply be cleared up with an antacid while a heart attack is a health emergency that can cost you your life.
People having a heart attack usually have one or two symptoms that suddenly progress within 10 minutes ( this makes quickly identifying a heart attack very important).

It is safe to consider heart attack if you have chest pain and other symptoms that are associated with having a heart attack.
While some symptoms of heartburn and heart attack might be similar, the outcomes differ.

Below are symptoms of heartburn and heart attack to help you make a safe choice

Besides chest pain, heart attack symptoms can also include:
• Pain that extends from the chest to the neck, jaw, shoulders or arms
• Shortness of breath
• Sweating profusely
• Unusual fatigue
• Upper abdominal discomfort
• Dizziness (associated with fast or irregular heart rate)
• Vomiting or nausea
Anyone with the symptoms listed above needs to be evaluated by a health-care professional as soon as possible.

On the other hand heartburn symptoms besides chest pain include:
• Dry cough
• Sore throat
• Hoarseness
• Difficulty swallowing
• A sour taste in the mouth


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Published Monday, November 20th 2017

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