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Chest Pain After Eating

| May 22, 2012

Sometimes people experience chest pain after eating. This comes as a feeling of tightness in the chest and is accompanied by shortness of breath. This is always a minor case of chest pain and it normally resolves itself on it’s own.

Causes of chest pain after eating

Some of the causes of chest pain after eating are listed below.


When someone is suffering from arrhythmia, it causes irregular heart beat which can be slow, racing or skipping. Sometimes after eating it can be brought out and this produces a feeling of tightness in the chest after eating thereby causing chest pain. some of the causes of arrhythmia includes heart blockage, abnormal rhythm of the sinus node, when the electrical conduction path is altered, when another part in the heart, acts as the peacemaker instead of the sinus node. There is a high chance of arrhythmia in the middle aged.

Over Eating

When people over feed themselves and eat beyond their digestive capablities, it exerts tremendous pressure on the digestive system and the stomach, which causes tightness on the chest thereby leading to chest pain. In other to avoid this, it’s better to have more smaller portion of food than few large portions because it’s easier for the digestive system to digest smaller portions of food. Very tight cloths and Liquids should also be avoided during meals too.

Acid Reflux disease

This is also known as heartburn and one of the most common reason of chest pain after eating. When the gastric glands secretes excess acids and it back up towards the esophagus or food hole, it causes a burning sensation and a feeling of tightness in the heart. This is experienced immediately after eating and it’s effect is very minor because it normally resolves itself within few hours. Some of the causes of acid reflux includes obesity, pregnancy, hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid, malfunction of the digestive system, alcohol consumption, smoking, constant consuming of fatty and fried foods, skipping meals or staying on empty stomach.


People suffering from dyspepsia can feel tightness in the chest after eating and this can lead to chest pain. people suffering from dyspepsia have one or more different infections including ulcers, inflammation of the stomach, nausea, upset stomach, burping, heartburn, bloating, cancer and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).



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