What’s That Sharp Stabbing Chest Pain You Sometimes Feel

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What's That Sharp Stabbing Sensation in chest
Chest pain
Hi dear friends, let’s discuss a common problem today, that causes a lot of panics, if occur, at any age group, mostly in youngsters

A Sharp, stabbing sensation, sometimes felt in the chest, that occurs suddenly,  mostly confused with, or correlated with some heart disease, or heart attack. This condition is called Precordial Catch Syndrome i.e PCS as the pain occurs in front of the heart.

Sharp, Stabbing pain in chest
I also come through such type of patients mainly youngsters, who get afraid of some heart disease, correlating it with that, as they Google too much🤗
Searching Google is a good thing to keep you updated, but sometimes it may be misleading,f your knowledge about something is not complete.
So coming to the topic,

Differentiation between PCS and heart attack

The amazing news is that like a heart attack, it isn’t dangerous or life-threatening.
like in heart attack, the pain doesn’t radiate or “spread” to other regions of the human body.
And also, PCS will not cause different symptoms — like drenching or nausea, such as  like in a heart attack,
Sometimes the pain can also be intermingled with gastric upset i.e  acidity pain

Features of Precordial Catch Syndrome

●Pain is localized to a place to the front of the chest usually no larger than one or two fingertips broad.
●Breathing can make the pain more extreme
◆a few people discover that shallow breaths might help to make symptoms dull.
◆Other people state that one deep inhalation may evoke a”popping feeling ” that may help to relieve the symptoms.
PCS disappears just as quickly and unexpectedly as it appears, with time sessions usually lasting between 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
It can be very uncomfortable.
The condition may aggravate due to the emotional panic of the victim by confusing it with a heart attack.
There are no other symptoms and no lasting signs.
However, although it’s very, very rarely dangerous and goes out of its own accord, however, it can trigger anxiety and repeated shallow breathing can cause an individual to feel dizzy and empty-headed.
The feeling also referred to as a Texidor’s Twitch, might (wrongly ) be mistaken for a heart attack, but it’s, in actuality, a very common condition that will happen during adolescence and early adulthood.
In very rare cases it has also been reported in younger children of age 6 and in older adults.

Reason of PCS

What can be the exact cause of pain?
The truth is that we do not know exactly what triggers this stabbing and annoying pain an, but many experts believe that the pain is a result of the irritation or pinching of nerves at the chest or thoracic cavity’s internal lining i.e the pleura.
It’s not, however, due to injury to the lungs or heart.
Although it’s an ultimately benign condition there should not be any underlying heart disease as ruled out by some professional.

Treatment

Although there is not a guaranteed cure or a remedy of this problem, however, there are particular scenarios which may prompt an attack and those may be avoided.
PCS generally happens at rest (never while sleeping) and frequently when the individual changes their posture suddenly.
Hence the possibility of an attack of PCS might be decreased to some extent by sitting up straight and changing the posters with caution. Otherwise also, it should be a habit to sit, by keeping your backbone straight always.
As mentioned earlier, it is mostly
the problem of adolescents and
Young adulthood, the attacks become less frequent, as we grow up and stops normally up to mid-twenties of our age.
So dear Youth, no more panic now, if you sometimes experience this type of sharp, stabbing, sudden pain in your chest, lasting for a few seconds, just take a chill pill, improve your posture and get relieved.
 If the intensity of pain is intolerable, or remaining for a long time or occurring at short intervals, then there may need to consult a physician.
Stay tuned friends.
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Dr Seema Gupta
Senior Ayurvedic Medical Officer

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