Many people are aware that chest pain is associated with heart attacks. However, the vast majority of chest pain is actually not related to your heart. This is because there are many other organs nestled near your heart. For example, there is the lungs, gall bladder, and liver to name just a few. The pain could be originated from many sources.
Regardless, it is always better to play it safe and contact your local urgent care centers immediately. In this video, you will learn about some of the other causes of chest pain.
The largest contributor to chest pain is actually digestion. It makes up more than 40% of cases related to chest pain. Specifically, indigestion and acid reflux can cause pain in the chest area that is often mistaken for heart attack symptoms. In reality, many heart attacks are actually symptomless. This is why they can be so deadly. Another common cause of chest pain is a strained muscle. There are a number of muscles that are in the same area as the heart. These muscles can become strained just like any other muscle. This can lead to chest pain as well.