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Yoga for Chest Pain
12 May

Yoga for Chest Pain

What is Chest Pain?

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency room. Chest pain varies depending on the person. 

It also varies in:

Quality

Intensity

Duration

Location

It may feel like a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. It may be a sign of a severe heart-related problem, but it may also occur because of many common causes that aren’t life-threatening


Symptoms of  Chest Pain :-

Chest pressure or tightness

Back, jaw, or arm pain

Fatigue

Light headedness

Dizziness

Shortness of breath

Abdominal pain

Nausea

Pain during exertion

A sour or acidic taste in your mouth

Pain that only occurs after you swallow or eat

Difficulty in swallowing

Fever

Aches

Chills

Runny nose

Cough

Feelings of panic or anxiety

Hyperventilating

Back pain that radiates to the front of the chest.


Statistics of Chest Pain:-

In the United States and all over the world, an estimated 6-8 million people per year present to the emergency department with chest pain.

An estimated 50-70% of patients presenting with chest pain in the emergency department will be placed in an observation unit or admitted to the hospital.

2 million people are admitted annually for workup of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Approximately 8 billion dollars are used annually to evaluate complaints of chest pain.

Children with chest pain account for 0.3% to 0.6% of paediatric emergency department visits.

Source :- Chest Pain Encyclopaedia


Yoga for Chest Pain Relief:-


1. Matsyasana (Fish Pose):-

Matsyasana stretches your rib muscles.

It stretches the front and back of your neck and improves your posture. 

It is therapeutic for rounded-shoulders and relieves irritation


2. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):-

Bhujangasana stretches the muscles of your chest and shoulders.

It increases your flexibility and improves your mood. 

The pose improves blood and oxygen circulation.


3. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose):-

Dhanurasana massages your heart and cures asthma. 

It is at best for relieving stress and fatigue. 

The pose opens up your chest, neck, and shoulders.


4. Bitilasana (Cow Pose):-

Bitilasana improves your posture and balance.

It strengthens your neck and stretches your back. 

The pose calms your mind and relieves stress. 

It  increases the blood circulation in the body


What food to eat while suffering from chest pain?

Coffee

Ginger

Oranges

Cherries

So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do while suffering from chest pain.


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