Chest Pain Care in San Antonio
Emergency Chest Pain Treatment
Chest pain is commonly associated with cardiac issues but the cause of the pain may be attributed to other conditions. Nonetheless, even minor chest pains can be an indication of a potential heart attack or other life-threatening conditions. If you experience any unexplainable or severe chest pain, visit Full Spectrum ER & Urgent Care in San Antonio immediately so that our emergency care providers can determine the cause of your pain and provide you with the proper treatment for your situation.
When to Visit Our Medical Professionals
Also known as angina, chest pain may be attributed to a variety of causes, from minor conditions such as stress-induced chest pain to critical complications like heart attacks. This explains the reason why chest pain is one of the main reasons for hospital visits, at times surpassing heart attack-related visits. Regardless of whether it is a life-threatening issue or not it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to chest pain so any health conditions do not worsen.
Symptoms of chest pain that may require immediate medical assistance include:
- Breathing difficulties
- Crushing/squeezing sensation around the chest lasting over a couple of minutes
- Dizziness and/or fatigue
- Irregular and/or rapid heartbeat
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Pain radiating from the abdominal region, arms, back, or neck
- Sweating/cold sweats
Causes of Chest Pain
Chest pain can be caused by several different sources and conditions. No matter the intensity of the pain, whether it is minor, moderate, or severe, checking in with an emergency care provider is recommended to ensure that the symptoms are not attributable to a more severe underlying medical condition. Chest pain may be caused by:
- Cardiac Conditions - Other than heart attacks, some heart-related issues resulting from chest pain might include aortic dissection, coronary artery disease (CAD), and pericarditis.
- Gastrointestinal Problems - Gallbladder issues, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and pancreatitis are some of the digestive conditions that may induce chest pain.
- Lung-Related Issues - Some lung complications such as asthma-related issues, collapsed lung, pleurisy, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension might be the cause of your chest pain.
- Muscle and Bone Issues - Costochondritis, injured ribs, muscle strains, and sore muscles may be the reason for your chest pain.
- Other Potential Causes - Anxiety, panic episodes, and shingles are some medical conditions that might cause chest pain.
Visit our San Antonio office as soon as possible if you are experiencing any serious symptoms or call us at (210) 405-1164 for additional advice or information.
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