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You need to answer a few questions first which will help me assist you in a better way.
So there is no shortness of breath and chest pain associated with this right?
How much time has elapsed since this all started?
Have you checked you blood pressure?
Taking any treatment for high blood pressure?
Okay. Has this ever happened before as well?
But this time it has been a little longer than usual.
Okay, most likely this is related to a muscle spasm in the chest wall, nothing else.
Having rest and restoring dehydration will relieve this problem.
But as per standard guidelines, any symptoms which may point towards a cardiac problem should be investigated at earliest preferably at ER. Simply an EKG will rule out any serious possibility (which is extremely unlikley) and will put your mind at ease.
No they wont give you high blood pressure.
Better to go to ER and have an EKG done. A normal Ekg will be very helpful and would result in no need of further monitoring of symptoms or stress.
Since it happened during/after exercise.
Which also gives the muscles a little dehydration.
So physical stress to muscles and dehydration when coupled together can give a muscle spasm.
Than can add to the chances of muscle spasm.
Yes most probably.
Stay relaxed. Its just as a precautionary measure that i have asked you for an EKG; which is in accordance with the standard medical advice. The red alerts would be shortness of breath and chest pain.
They would if you say chest pain and shortness of breath.
Agreed, so watch out for these.
I hope this clarifies and answers you.
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