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Chest Pain Due to Gas

Rujuta Borkar
Chest pain that is brought on due to gas can get to be extremely painful. In this Story, we will get into the details of what its causes are, the symptoms that it brings about, and the varied treatment forms of the same.
Make sure that you do not consume any aerated drinks or dairy products. This will add to the buildup of gas and lead to more discomfort.
The emergence of gas leads to an overall discomfort, and in its elevated form could lead to unbearable pain as well. Gas formation in the abdominal region could also lead to pain in the chest. This pain is commonly thought to be an impending sign of a heart attack, but that is not the case. Let us understand what causes the gas to lead to chest pain and how one can find relief from the same.


Chest pain due to gas is a very common phenomenon and can come about due to a number of reasons. The most common of which is indigestion. Foods that are not digested can cause a build-up of gases. In times when the limited abdominal space does not suffice in order to contain the gases, it travels to the chest region and causes pain.
Gases can also be brought about due to a condition called heartburn in which the stomach acids flow into the esophagus and cause for pain, nausea, and a feeling of uneasiness. Frequent and persistent heartburn could be an indication of a condition called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Another reason that can cause gas pain in the chest is if a person suffers from irritable bowel syndrome. This condition can lead to indigestion and cause for gas to be produced. This gas can then lead to abdominal and chest pain.

Other causes include stomach ulcers, gastritis, esophagus disorders, and gallstones.


Along with the gas pain, there are several other symptoms that make way as well. These are the following:
  • Passing of gas
  • Stabbing pain in the abdomen
  • Pain while breathing
  • Shooting pain in the chest
  • Feeling bloated and full
  • Swelling and tightness in the abdomen
  • Belching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain shifting from one side of the abdomen to the other

Methods of Treatment

Getting rid of the gas buildup will automatically get rid of the gas pains. Which is why it becomes important to know what are the ways in which this can be combated. The following methods will help.

1. Drink a lot of fluids, ideally a glass of warm water. The warm water helps in digestion as well as to build pressure and thereby helps in passing motions. This will help in getting rid of the gas pain quite easily.

2. Alternately, consuming warm herbal, green, peppermint or chamomile tea is known to bring relief as well.

3. Simple spot jogging or twisting the body from side to side helps in bringing about the same results.

4. Lying on your side with one leg straight and one leg bent at the knees is a great way to get the gas and the pain out. This position puts a lot of pressure on the stomach and eliminates the gas build up.

5. Get on all fours and then fold your hands so that the head touches the mattress and the hands are folded in front of your chest. This will leave the butt in the air. The gas will pass on its own.

6. A natural remedy for relieving gas pain in chest is to grate a little ginger and sprinkle 2-3 lemon drops on it. Then chew and swallow.

7. Mix carom seeds, ginger, and black salt and consume.

8. Baking soda mixed in a glass of warm water helps get rid of flatulence and thereby the pain.

9. Consume two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to get rid of the gas buildup and ease the symptoms.

10. Take about a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in your hands and bite into them so that the juices flow a little. Then take a warm glass of water and swallow the seeds whole. This helps in displacing the buildup of gas and gets rid of the pain as well.
These are some solutions for how to eliminate the build up of gas in the chest region and lead to relief from the pain as well.
Usually, gas pain in chest is not serious because it is caused due to the same reasons that gas in the stomach comes about. However, if the condition persists for a long time and nothing that you do helps, you can consult a doctor and get the right medical intervention for your symptoms.
Disclaimer - This Story is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.