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Glossary for Chronic chest pain

Medical terms related to Chronic chest pain or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
  • Acute gastritis: Acute gastritis is the sudden onset of irritation or inflammation of the stomach.
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Angina: Angina is a particular type of pain related to heart conditions
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: A form of chronic inflammation of the spine which may also affect joints in the shoulder, hip, neck, ribs and jaw. May result in loss of mobility. Also called Marie-Strumpell disease.
  • Anxiety disorder: A mental condition that is characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviours
  • Aortic aneurysm: A localised dilatation of the aorta which results in a 50% increase in its diameter
  • Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
  • Aortic stenosis: A condition which affects the aortic valve of the heart resulting in stenosis of the valve.
  • Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure
  • Atrial fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions.
  • Biliary Colic: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of colic due to the passage of gallstones along the biliary tract
  • Blastomycosis: A fungal infection caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis and resulting in lung, skin, bone and genitourinary involvement.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Cervical Spondylosis: Condition where bony changes within the cervical spine causes spinal cord compression with associated neck pain; usually seen in patients over 40 years of age.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
  • Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
  • Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: Chronic ongoing inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Cocaine toxicity:
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Da Costa syndrome: Cardiovascular symptoms caused by physical or emotional stress but may also be caused by conditions such as mitral valve prolapse and autonomic hyperactivity. The syndrome is often seen in soldiers during times of stress or in young adults who suffer emotional stress.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Esophageal spasm: Esophageal spasm is involuntary contractions or convulsing of the muscles of the esophagus.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A genetic abnormality which causes patients to have abnormally high cholesterol levels (low-density lipoproteins). The condition usually leads to early cardiovascular disease.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Gall bladder conditions: Any condition that affects the gallbladder
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • HOCM: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Hemothorax: a condition that results from accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity
  • Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
  • High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Intermittent chronic chest pain: chest pain present for a long duration of time
  • Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
  • Lung Cancer Susceptibility 1: Researchers have linked a number of genes to an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The genetic predisposition plus environmental factors and lifestyle factors such as smoking translate to an increased risk of cancer. The genetic predisposition is believed to be insufficient on its own and appears to require the presence of environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking in order to result in the development of lung cancer. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 6q23-q25.
  • Lung Cancer Susceptibility 2: Researchers have linked a number of genes to an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The genetic predisposition plus environmental factors and lifestyle factors such as smoking translate to an increased risk of cancer. The genetic predisposition is believed to be insufficient on its own and appears to require the presence of environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking in order to result in the development of lung cancer. Type 2 is linked to a defect on chromosome 15q25.1.
  • Lung Cancer Susceptibility 3: Researchers have linked a number of genes to an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The genetic predisposition plus environmental factors and lifestyle factors such as smoking translate to an increased risk of cancer. The genetic predisposition is believed to be insufficient on its own and appears to require the presence of environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking in order to result in the development of lung cancer. Type 3 is linked to a defect on chromosome 15p15.33.
  • Lung Cancer Susceptibility 4: Researchers have linked a number of genes to an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The genetic predisposition plus environmental factors and lifestyle factors such as smoking translate to an increased risk of cancer. The genetic predisposition is believed to be insufficient on its own and appears to require the presence of environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking in order to result in the development of lung cancer. Type 4 is linked to a defect on chromosome 6p21.33.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Mesothelioma: Type of lung cancer associated with asbestos.
  • Mild chronic chest pain: pleuritic chest pain
  • Mitral regurgitation: A condition which is characterized by a regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the atrium due to a problem with the mitral valve
  • Mitral-valve prolapse: A common heart condition that is often harmless.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Occupational Cancer -- Lung cancer: Occupational exposure to arsenic can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.
  • Occupational Cancer -- Respiratory tract cancer: People employed in occupations which involves chronic exposure to arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, diesel exhaust, silica and nickel can lead to an increased risk of developed respiratory tract cancers such as bronchial cancer, lung cancer and tracheal cancer.
  • Oesophageal spasm: An oesophageal spasm is incoordinated contraction of the muscles in the esophagus which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscles contract simultaneously instead of a rhythmic successive motion.
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Pleural cancer: Pleural cancer is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, or lung pleura.
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleura.
  • Pleurodynia: Contagious viral infection
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Pneumothorax: pneumothorax is the collection of air in the space around the lungs and chest wall
  • Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
  • Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
  • Pulmonary hypertension: The occurrence of hypertension the blood vessels of the lungs
  • Recurring chronic chest pain: pleuritic chest pain
  • Reflux: Rising stomach acid up the esophagus
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rib pain: Pain occurring on or around the ribs.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Severe chronic chest pain: pleuritic chest pain
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Spinal Cord Tumor: Cancer of the spinal cord or central nervous system.
  • Spinal conditions: Any condition that affects the spine
  • Spinal infection: Infection of the spine area of the back.
  • Spine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the spine
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Takayasu arteritis: A chronic inflammation of the large blood vessels leading from the aorta which results in lack of pulse in the arms and the carotid arteries, transient paraplegia and blindness and atrophy of the facial muscles. Also called Takayasu's disease, pulseless disease, brachiocephgalic arteritis or aortic arch syndrome.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Tietz syndrome: Tietz syndrome is a relatively rare condition characterized by deafness and albinism. It should not be confused with the similarly named Tietz's syndrome which involves inflammation of chest cartilage.
  • Tietze's syndrome: Inflammation and swelling of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breast bone.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Varicella zoster: A highly contagious disease caused by herpes virus 3

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