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6/05/2019

Beware, Shortness of Breath Due to Ulcer or Heart Attack

Shortness of breath sometimes accompanies heartburn. However, these symptoms can also be found in people with heart attacks. So, it is important to be able to distinguish shortness of breath due to a heart attack or tightness that accompanies heartburn.

Often the patient's heartburn is dyspepsia, an inflammation that occurs around the inner stomach wall. Meanwhile, shortness of breath or in medical terms known as dyspnea, usually described as a feeling of tightness around the chest, difficult to breathe the air or feel like choking.

 

 

Carefully recognize symptoms of ulcers

Discomfort or pain in patients with ulcers or dyspepsia is usually felt around the upper abdomen or chest. Symptoms commonly complained of by dyspepsia sufferers include nausea, a full stomach, and belching. Some people feel it after a meal, others can experience it during meals even though there is not much intake.

Shortness of breath due to the ulcer is one symptom that must immediately get medical help. In addition, dyspepsia also needs to be treated if the symptoms of dyspepsia are severe, persists or is accompanied by vomiting, weight loss, appetite, yellowness in the eyes or skin, darker stools, sweating, or the appearance of chest pain which can spread to the jaw, arms and neck when trying to do activities that are quite heavy.

Some types of drugs or other health conditions can cause dyspepsia. Dyspepsia can be experienced by men or women, of all ages, and including children. Generally, symptoms caused by dyspepsia will disappear within a few hours without treatment.

 

Beware of Life-threatening Conditions

Some symptoms of dyspepsia such as shortness of breath, sweating, and chest pain that can spread, are indeed almost similar to the symptoms of a heart attack. Both of these conditions also have symptoms of indigestion. Therefore, to ensure symptoms of dyspepsia or heart attacks other symptoms must be recognized.

In patients with a heart attack, shortness of breath accompanied by chest pain. This pain in the form of a chest feels heavy and depressed or like there is a crush. Pain and tightness in a heart attack can also spread in the upper abdomen, shoulders, back, throat, arms, to the jaw, similar to chest pain in dyspepsia.

In a heart attack, excessive sweating often occurs. This is because the heart tries to pump blood with extra energy because the blood vessels are blocked. Generally what happens is cold sweat or moist skin.

Shortness of breath in a heart attack is usually accompanied by an irregular heartbeat or faster than normal. This condition is not found in people with dyspepsia.

Symptoms of mild dyspepsia and other digestive disorders are often felt by many sufferers before a heart attack. This is especially true for older people who often experience digestive problems, so it is often overlooked as a sign of a heart attack.

Shortness of breath will be more intense when it leads to heart failure. Conditions in which the heart is no longer able to pump blood to the body, so that fluid enters the lungs. Need to be underlined, this condition is very life-threatening.

Shortness of breath due to an ulcer or other conditions cannot be underestimated. Immediately consult a doctor or emergency unit at the nearest hospital if you or family members experience it.

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