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Acid Reflux causes and Treatment

Çocuklarda Göğüs Ağrısı | Prof.Dr. Taner Yavuz

Çocuklarda Göğüs Ağrısı | Prof.Dr. Taner Yavuz

PATIENT SCHOOL Hello! Here I am talking about chest pain in children Most chest pain in children is caused by benign or self-limited illnesses Chest pain has a variety of sources Virtually any structure in the chest can cause pain This includes the lungs, the ribs, the chest wall muscles, the diaphragm, and the joints between the ribs and breastbone injury, infection or irritation to any of these tissues can be responsible for chest pain Chest pain may also be a manifestation of stress or anxiety Occasionally, pain can be referred from the abdomen Rarely – less than 1% – the heart is the source of chest pain in children IDIOPATHIC CHEST PAIN most common reason in teenagers The cause is unknown sharp and recurrent gets better spontaneously over years The most common forms of chest pain in kids are related to some irritation in the chest wall or the musculoskeletal system Costochondritis is the most common cause of chest pain in children and adolescent The costochondral joints are the joints between the ribs and costal cartilage in the front of the rib cage Costochondritis is inflammation of the costochondral joint caused by viral illness or by frequent coughing It may last for several weeks upper respiratory symptoms often accompany this illness is also linked to strain from carrying heavy school bag Deep breathing may intensify the pain Don’t Panic! Remember, chest pain is usually due to a benign or self-limited illness However, if your child has chest pain associated with exercise palpitation syncope or visual changes reduced exercise capacity you should promptly consult with a pediatric cardiologist

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