Chest pain is the number one reason for emergency room visits and sufferers believe the pain is something serious, but chest pain stress can be the cause
Managing Chest Pain Stress in your daily life ...
Many sufferers believe that chest pain can only mean something serious is wrong, such as the onset of a heart attack, but that isn't always the case.
In fact, a high number of patients, particularly women, who go to the emergency room experiencing chest pains have no biomedical reason for the chest pain and are sent home with orders to lower the stress factors in their daily lives.
This is because chest pain is a very common symptom of stress.
The Importance of Understanding how Stress Affects Your Body
And if that isn’t bad enough, this chest pain stress is usually followed by dizziness and perspiration, which can increase stress symptoms even further.
When involved in a stressful situation, many things happen within your body. However, it is important to note that these changes are all due to the release of adrenaline.
Adrenaline is a hormone that is released into the body from the adrenal gland. When adrenaline is released, the body is trying to decide whether to take flight or to stay and fight.
Unfortunately, the body cannot decipher between imminent danger and psychological stresses such as a time management conflict.
When you experiences an adrenaline rush, your breathing pattern becomes much more rapid. In addition, your heart rate increases, blood vessels and airway passages dilate and your body prepares to defend against a dangerous situation.
Finally, adrenaline causes your chest muscles to tighten, thus causing the chest pain stress. Your chest pains are caused by stress and not by cardiac failure ie; a heart attack.
The Importance of Evaluating your Chest Pains
Naturally, chest pain stress should be taken seriously and it is fairly simple to evaluate whether your chest pain is stress related or even more serious by getting your doctor to adminsiter a stress test.
A stress test consists of stressing the heart with exercise, usually evaluated while walking on a treadmill, in order to see if there are any abnormalities.
When dealing with stress related chest pains it is important to learn how to reduce your stress and eliminate the uncomfortable experience of experiencing chest pain stress.
How to Relieve Stress Related Chest Pains
In addition to understanding the cause; to prevent stress related chest pains it is necessary to reduce the stress factors in your life. If you are experiencing chest pain stress and you would like immediate relief from the uncomfortable symptoms, get into the habit of following the onset of chest pain with this routine ...
- Begin by taking slow, deep breaths through your nose.
- Then hold your breath for a few seconds
- Try to hold it for 7 seconds, and then release your breath slowly through your mouth.
- Your chest pains should stop immediately, but continue to use this breathing relaxation technique for an additional few minutes.
- Try to clear your mind and relax your muscles. Banish all negative thinking and compulsive thoughts from your mind.
Chest pains are always worrisome, and can obviously increase your stress even further. As a result, it is important to take care of yourself and reduce the stresses in your life.
Consider changing some aspects of your lifestyle, try working out regularly while maintaining a well balanced diet.
Try to simplify your daily chores and any financial or business matters as much as possible. Above all try to avoid getting worked up about minor as weel as major things. This will help to reduce your chest pain stress and make you feel healthier in yourself.
A regular 48hr De-stress will do wonders for your outlook on life.
The ability to spend some time on yourself will make you appreciate the quiet times more and will help you value your 'me time' more. The pressures of work, family and friends will seem simpler and any financial pressures you have, will be approached in a calmer, more logical way, with a clearer mind.
Try the 48hr De-stress once a month for maximum benefit. You'll soon find yourself looking forward to your de-stress weekends.