Different Ways To Treat Chest Pain And How To Avoid It

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The way chest pain is treated depends on what is causing it. Here are some examples of possible treatments for chest pain:


Medications


Medications can be used in treatments of different kinds of chest pain. Examples include the following:


● NSAIDs to reduce inflammation and ease pain


● Beta-blockers to relieve chest pain and lower blood pressure


● ACE inhibitors to lower blood pressure


● Nitroglycerin to help relax and widen blood vessels


● Blood thinners to help stop the formation of blood clots


● Clot-busting medications to break up blood clots


● Statins to lower cholesterol levels


● Proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers, which reduce levels of stomach acid


● Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections


● Medications to help dissolve gallstones


Procedures or surgeries


At times, some of the procedures or surgeries may listed below could be important to treat your condition:


● Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to help open arteries that have blocked or narrowed


● Heart bypass surgery, which grafts a healthy artery into your heart tissue in order to bypass a blocked artery


● Removing accumulated fluids, which may be necessary for conditions like pericarditis or pleurisy


● Catheter-assisted removal of a blood clot in the lung


● Removal of the gallbladder in people with recurrent gallstones


Lifestyle changes


These usually include things like dietary changes, increasing levels of physical activity and abstinence from smoking.


PREVENTING CHEST PAIN


There are several causes of chest pain and as such, preventive measures can vary.


The following tips can help with preventing chest pain:


● Focus on eating a heart healthy diet


● Strive to maintain a healthy weight


● Find ways to effectively manage stress


● Ensure that you get sufficient exercise


● Limit the amount of alcohol that you drink


● Avoid smoking


● Avoid consuming foods that may lead to heartburn such as spicy, fatty, or acidic foods


● Walk or stretch frequently and consider wearing compression socks to avoid blood clots


● Visit your doctor for regular health screenings

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