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Why Do I Have Chest Pain?

Many people ask ‘why do I have chest pain?  There are numerous reasons why you may have pain in the chest area and it doesn’t always mean you have something wrong with your heart.

There are many incidences where people think that they may be having a heart attack and I will be going through two of them further in this post.  But first, I want to emphasise that if you are having any of the following symptoms, consult a doctor and/or call for an ambulance immediately:

Heart & Ribcage
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  • chest pain
  • pain in the upper back
  • pain in the stomach, arms,
    neck, jaw or even teeth
  • tightness in the chest
  • feeling light headed or dizzy
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling clammy and sweaty
  • feeling nauseous or vomiting
  • feeling really unwell.

Symptoms vary from one person to another and often differ between men and women. Continue reading Why Do I Have Chest Pain?