Read on to learn more about how these conditions cause chest pain.
Can gas and heartburn cause chest pain?
The simple answer is yes, gas and heartburn can cause chest pain.
If you’re experiencing chest pains because of gas, the most common symptom would be a tightness or stabbing pain in your chest. You can also experience a slight burning sensation, and the pain might radiate from your chest down to your abdomen.
Gas can cause chest pain because it can become trapped in your digestive tract. As a result, this causes a buildup of pressure which can trigger chest pain. This is usually triggered by eating certain types of foods. In particular, fermented foods can produce extra gas in your stomach, which can result in chest pain.
What about heartburn?
Chest pain caused by heartburn is similar, but there are also some differences. First off, heartburn can also cause a tightness or stabbing pain in your chest, as well as a burning sensation. However, in the case of heartburn, the burning sensation is much more pronounced, and you’ll usually feel the burning right in the middle of your chest, behind your breastbone.
The reason for this is that when you are experiencing heartburn, the acids from your stomach go up into your esophagus. Usually, mucus protects your stomach lining from these acids, but your esophagus does not have this protection.