Re: Chest pains. Over exercise?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Cate, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Cate

    Cate Guest

    Perdu <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Just found it curious upon raising my level of walking, light
    > jogging,
    > jump roping and so on, I've noticed upper chest pains. It quickly
    > subsides when I rest up for a minute or so. But it does get painful.
    > It does not seem to be in the heart area, and it is on both sides of
    > the front of the chest and down the left arm if I really get my heart
    > going.

    I already replied, but I wanted to add that just because you think the pain
    isn't near your heart doesn't mean a thing.

    Chest pain can signify other frighteningly grave conditions, such as a
    blood clot in your lungs, aka a pulmonary embolism (PE).

    Just in case you don't know, a PE can kill you just as suddenly as a heart
    attack can. And if a PE doesn't kill you, it can permanently damage other
    organs (including your brain) because the clot prevents the circulation of
    enough oxygen throughout your body.

    And plenty of people have heart attacks without having any pain around
    their heart.

    I'm not trying to scare you unnecessarily--just enough to make you get
    offline right now and go see a doctor. I hope it worked.