Why does anxiety cause chest pain? What should I do to treat it?
Hello, I am 19 years old male. I have been undergoing therapy. Last year I lost both parents due to the COVID-19 since then I have been dealing with anxiety. Every time I have a panic attack or experience anxiety then I experience chest pain. Is it common? Please tell me Why does anxiety cause chest pain?
@shane-w Hello, Chest pain is common with anxiety but if you are having constant chest pain you should talk to your doctor. Anxiety chest pain tends to develop quickly and then fade somewhat rapidly, often within 10 minutes, but heart condition pain starts slowly and gradually increases. Anxiety chest pain may also feel sharper than the pain caused by a heart attack, which people often describe as a squeezing, heavy pressure. Anxiety chest pain can be caused by mechanisms that are not related to the cardiac system, mechanisms that are related to the cardiac systems, or by a combination of both. To treat it you can take the help of techniques like deep breathing, make some lifestyle changes like exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and smoking, and avoiding foods high in refined sugar