Types of Chest Pain: There are not one but 8 types of chest pain, ignoring them can be heavy

Many people are often troubled due to chest pain. People often associate chest pain with heart attack. But very few people know that there are 8 types of chest pain. Let's know-

Types of Chest Pain: There are not one but 8 types of chest pain, ignoring them can be heavy
These days people are often troubled due to many problems. In such a situation, it is very important that along with healthy eating and good lifestyle, you should also take care of the changes happening inside you. Many problems are such, whose symptoms start appearing in our body. Chest pain is one of these symptoms. Chest pain is the main symptom of heart attack, due to which people often panic.
Chest pain can be a serious problem, which can be avoided if identified in time. In such a situation, it is very important to identify the dangerous types of chest pain and its symptoms. We spoke to Dr. Parneesh Arora, Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Sciences, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj, to know more about this.

Chest pain is felt in these parts

Explaining about the dangerous symptoms of chest pain, Dr. Parneesh says that chest pain can usually occur in a wide area. This pain may not be on the right or left side of the chest. It can go to the jaw, go to the arms or it can be felt in the back. Chest pain can be felt in all these parts together or separately. If you feel this pain while walking and stops when you stop, then it can be angina.

These symptoms are signs of heart attack

But if you feel the same pain while sitting and it lasts for more than 15 minutes, then it could be chest pain. On the other hand, if these symptoms are accompanied by excessive sweating, nervousness, feeling faint or extremely tired, then it is highly likely that these could be symptoms of a heart attack. Apart from this, you can also identify heart attack by the following symptoms-
  • Shortness of breath when walking
  • Feeling tired
  • Heart rate higher than normal
  • Fainting spell

But many times the problem of chest pain starts due to other reasons as well, due to which people often ignore this pain. But sometimes this ignorance of yours can also be heavy on you. In such a situation, today we are going to tell you about 8 types of chest pain, which you should not ignore at all.



This chest pain is especially caused by coronary artery disease. In this type of pain, you feel pressure in the chest.


This chest pain occurs due to irritation in the layers of the lungs. In this type of pain, a sharp pain is felt on breathing, sneezing or coughing.

Panic Attack

This chest pain often occurs when one feels nervous. In this type of pain, a person feels pain with fast breathing.


This is also a severe pain arising in the chest. The person suffering from this pain feels pain from chest to back.


Costochondritis is also a type of chest pain. A person feels this pain when there is swelling in the bone that connects to the breast bone.

Gastroesophageal Reflux

This chest pain is caused by reflux. In this type of chest pain, a person feels a burning sensation in the chest.


This type of chest pain is felt by a person when the esophagus i.e. food pipe starts shrinking.


This chest pain is often due to lung infection. In this type of pain, a person has sharp and stinging pain in the chest.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.