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When to See a Home Doctor in Torremolinos for Chest Pain


Home Doctor in Torremolinos for Chest Pain

The majority of chest pains aren't a sign of anything serious, but you should get medical advice just in case. Get immediate medical help from our home doctor in Torremolinos for chest pain any time, day or night if you experience chest pain and think if you may be having a heart attack.

 

Call our home doctor service in Torremolinos for chest pain if you have sudden chest pain that:

  • spreads to your arms, back, neck or jaw
  • makes your chest feel tight or heavy
  • coincides with shortness of breath, sweating and feeling or being sick
  • lasts more than 15 minutes.

These symptoms are all signs that you could be having a heart attack. Call our team immediately as you need urgent treatment in hospital.

Book an appointment with our home doctor in Torremolinos for chest pain if:

  • you have chest pain that comes and goes over time
  • you have chest pain that goes away quickly, but you're still worried.

It's essential to get medical advice on your chest pains to make sure it's nothing serious, even if they aren't severe or prolonged.

 

Common causes of chest pain


Chest pain has many different causes. Most cases aren't pain caused by heart problems - which can be a surprise for many people.

Your symptoms will give you an idea of the cause of your chest pain, but don't try to self diagnose. Call our home doctor in Torremolinos for chest pain if you're concerned.

 

Potential causes of chest pain

  1. If your chest pain starts after eating, bringing up food or bitter tasting fluids, feeling full and bloated, you're likely suffering from heartburn or indigestion.
  2. Chest pain that starts after a chest injury or chest exercise but which feels better when resting the muscle is most likely caused by chest sprain or strain.
  3. If your chest pain is triggered by a stressful situation and coincides with an increased heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder or panic attack.
  4. Chest pain that gets worse when you breathe in and out and occurs alongside coughing up yellow or green mucus and a high temperature indicates a chest infection or pneumonia.
  5. Shingles generally cause chest pain that accompanies a tingling feeling on skin or a skin rash that turns into blisters.

Chest pain and heart problems


Although heart conditions aren't the cause for most chest pain, some can cause a certain degree of pain. The most common conditions include:

  • pericarditis
  • angina
  • heart attack.


The elderly and people suffering from coronary heart disease are more at risk of experiencing chronic chest pains too.

 

Remember, it's always essential to get your chest pain checked out by our home doctor in Torremolinos for chest pain. If your pain comes and goes, book an appointment for an appropriate time. If your chest pain is sudden and severe, call us for immediate help.