Unfortunately, aches and pains are a part of life. We’ve all slept in an obscure position or have hurt our back when lifting something too heavy. But what about aches and pains that are less self-explanatory? How do they occur and what do they mean? Whether you are experiencing persistent or sharp, short-lived pains and aches, this may be an indication there’s something more serious going on. If you experience any of the following aches and pains, seek a physician's opinion.
If you’ve been experiencing chest pain, you may think heartburn is to blame. Has a feeling of increased pressure transformed into an ache or pain? Chest pain and heart function are often linked. Angina, for instance, could mean there’s a blockage, depriving your heart of oxygen-rich blood.
Although you may not be having a heart attack, this could be a sign of heart disease. Is your pain accompanied by severe discomfort or pressure? Do you feel pain radiating into your jaw, throat, arm, abdomen, or back? Do not wait until you have pain; if you experience chest discomfort, seek medical attention.