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Paninikip Ng Dibdib: What Are The Causes?

Written by Regina Victoria Boyles, MD · Pediatrics

Updated Dec 23, 2022

    Paninikip Ng Dibdib: What Are The Causes?

    What are the causes ng paninikip ng dibdib or chest pain? Here, we explore the possible causes of chest pains. There are several conditions that can lead to feeling pain in the chest area. It’s helpful to know what to expect.

    Paninikip ng Dibdib: What Are the Causes?

    Chest Pains

    Chest pain can appear in numerous forms.  It can be felt as a sharp, stabbing pain in the chest or as a dull ache around the general chest area. The pain can sometimes be just a mild discomfort or it can be felt as an overwhelming sensation.

    There are different conditions that can cause chest pain. There will be cases when the pain will travel all the way to the neck and to the jaws. The most serious causes involve the heart and lungs, which can be life-threatening. 

    Symptoms Accompanying Chest Pains

    Oftentimes, chest pains will be accompanied by other symptoms, which would depend on what is the actual trigger. Most of the time, the symptoms are not connected with the heart. But only doctors can determine the exact cause. 

    Chest pain is typically associated with heart problems and it is one of the first causes that people will think about. Those with heart problems will say that they feel discomfort in the chest area, which is not necessarily pain.

    Chest pain that is connected to a heart attack can come with the following associated symptoms:

  • Tightness in the chest or a burning sensation
  • Intense pain that also covers the neck, jaw, shoulders, abdomen and arms
  • Cold sweat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • A general feeling of weakness
  • Chest pain that is connected to heart disease can be accompanied by the following symptoms:

    • A sour taste in your mouth
    • The sensation of food re-entering your mouth
    • Pain changes intensity as you move around your body
    • You feel tenderness when you push on your chest
    • Pain that remains for many hours

    Some of these symptoms can actually be caused by problems with the stomach.

    So, what are the causes of paninikip ng dibdib? As mentioned, there are many conditions that can lead to chest pains. Most of these conditions require some form of medical attention. 

    Heart-Related Causes

    Here are a few of examples chest pain causes that are heart-related:

    • Heart attack. People usually think of heart attacks when they think about chest pains. A heart attack is caused by the blocking of the flow of blood to the heart and it will cause searing pain.
    • Angina. Angina is a condition caused by poor blood flow to the heart.  The poor blood flow causes pain.
    • Aortic dissection. Another condition that can cause chest pain is known as Aortic dissection. This condition affects the major artery from the heart.
    • Pericarditis. The inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart known as pericarditis can also cause pain in the chest area. 

    Digestive System Related Causes

    Problems in the digestive system can also lead to chest pains. Some of these problems include:

  • Heartburn. Heartburn is a painful burning sensation that hits the breastbone area. This happens when the stomach acid rises to reach the esophagus.
  • Problems affecting the esophagus can make swallowing hard and in some cases even painful.
  • Problems with the gallbladder like having gallstones can cause pain that may encompass the chest area as well.
  • Bone and Muscle Causes

    When the bone structure that makes up the chest wall has a problem, that can also lead to chest pains. A person may be unable to distinguish if the pain is caused by problems with the bone structure or some other organ. Here are some of the bone problems which can cause chest pain:

    • When the cartilage of the rib cage becomes inflamed that condition is known as Costochondritis. That can cause intense pain.
    • When the muscle area in the chest area becomes sore, that can lead to persistent pain.
    • A broken rib can also lead to intense chest pain.

    Lung-Related Causes of Chest Pain

    There are other lung-related problems that can cause chest pains. 

    • Pulmonary embolism. This is a condition when blood clots, lodges and blocks the artery in the lungs. 
    • Pleurisy. Another condition that is one of the leading causes ng paninikip ng dibdib is Pleurisy. This is the condition in which the membrane which covers the lungs becomes inflamed.
    • A lung can collapse when the air inside it leaks into the space between it and the ribs. While the pain can come as a sudden onslaught, it can last for hours and will cover the chest area.
    • Pulmonary hypertension is another condition that causes chest pain. This condition happens when there is high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood into the lungs.

    Other causes

    Panic attacks

    There are other causes of chest pain that are not tied to the main organs mentioned here. Panic attacks for example can be accompanied by chest pain, together with a feeling of intense fear, increased heartbeat, and dizziness.


    Another condition is shingles which is caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox in the body. It can result in a painful band of blisters from the back to the chest area.

    These are the most common causes of chest pain. They can range from serious health issues to minor inconveniences.

    Key Takeaways

    While some causes of paninikip ng dibdib are just minor health problems, some can mean more serious health concerns. The best step that one can take when experiencing chest pain is to seek medical help immediately.

    Learn more about Cardiovascular Issues here


    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Written by

    Regina Victoria Boyles, MD


    Updated Dec 23, 2022

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