The coronavirus pandemic now haunts us every day. We would wonder every time we wake up with sore throat, cough or chest pain, is this COVID-19? The last thing you need to do when experiencing a symptom is to ignore it - especially the chest pain. It can be sharp, dull aching, squeezing pain or stinging sensation, doesn’t matter. Don’t ignore.
Chest pain due to a heart attack is usually described as your heart is being squeezed. Symptoms of chest pain should not be taken lightly, call the emergency line or immediately go to the hospital if you ever experience this. The question during this COVID-19 pandemic is how to tell if chest pain is due to the infection or is it due to extreme anxiety (also due to COVID-19)?
Anxiety can appear with a variety of symptoms. One of them is chest pain that comes out of sudden. Usually, those who experience it have sharp chest pain, heart palpitations and may be accompanied by breathing difficulty. These symptoms can be accompanied by anxiety and occur when a person is at rest. Some patients with this symptom say that chest pain comes when they think about the problem or are worried about being infected by the virus. Chest pain due to heart attack can also occur suddenly and usually spread to the back, neck, and jaw. Chest pain lasting more than a minute should be checked immediately even if you think it was nothing.
Chest pain due to coronavirus infection is most likely due to difficulty breathing and coughing. Usually, the chest pain occurs gradually over time and may not be noticeable at first. If you are also having other symptoms such as cough and fever, it is best to go to the clinic for a checkup and get tested.
These infections are inherently infectious, but to be overly concerned about it and harming your mental and physical health is something unreasonable. All you have to do is stay at home and practice good hygiene. Practice a healthy lifestyle and live your life without fear or overreacting. It's not wrong to be careful, but you should also be mindful.
Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms. Sort your problem worry-free from the comfort of your home by contacting your doctor online.
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