Can children with chest pain take Suxiao Jiuxin pills?
One morning in winter, the Pediatrics Department saw a 13-year-old boy who was escorted by a 120 ambulance. He took five quick-acting heart-saving pills half an hour ago. The doctor was very puzzled: How could the child eat the Suxiao Jiuxin Pills that the elderly always have?
The reason for the incident is as follows: the child suddenly felt chest pain and chest tightness on the way to school. The grandfather who loved his grandson eagerly took out the Suxiao Jiuxin Pills he carried with him and gave the child five pills, but the child's symptoms of chest pain and chest tightness were not relieved. He also appeared to be more irritable. Helpless, grandpa dialed 120 and called an ambulance.
It is understandable to love Sun's eagerness, but it is not advisable to give the child Suxiao Jiuxin Pills without knowing the cause. Taking any medicine must be based on the right medicine, and must not blindly take medicine without authorization, which will not only cover up the real condition, but even endanger life.
Suxiao Jiuxin Pill is a standing medicine for the elderly. It has the effect of removing blood stasis and relieving pain, promoting qi and promoting blood circulation. It can relieve angina pectoris and increase coronary blood flow. Suxiao Jiuxin Pills are suitable for many years of "three high" patients, high-risk groups of coronary heart disease, obese people, and old smokers for many years. When the aura symptoms of angina pectoris such as precordial discomfort, chest tightness, and left shoulder feel sore and heavy, Suxiao Jiuxin Pills can be taken.
So is the child's chest pain and chest tightness the same as the elderly's angina pectoris? Do you need to take quick-acting heart-relief pills?
Of course not. There are many causes of chest pain and chest tightness in children, including functional neuropsychiatric factors, as well as organic diseases such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscle diseases.
The diseases that cause chest pain in children mainly include the following five conditions:
Heart disease: such as congenital heart disease, pericarditis, tachycardia, myocarditis, atrioventricular block, etc.;
Acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma: manifested as shortness of breath, chest tightness, repeated coughing, wheezing, and some children have a family history of allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma;
Spontaneous pneumothorax: sudden chest pain, chest tightness, obvious pain when taking a deep breath, and even unable to take a deep breath.
Costochondritis: Inflammation of the cartilage at the junction of the ribs and the sternum. Feeling of needle-like pain in the front chest, often caused by a virus infection or a cold.
Gastrointestinal diseases: Symptoms usually appear before or after meals, and are often accompanied by discomfort such as acid reflux, bloating, and nausea. The pain is in the lower part of the chest near the upper abdomen.
Common functional causes of chest pain in children include:
Hyperventilation Syndrome: Hyperventilation, shortness of breath caused by tension and anxiety, resulting in excessive carbon dioxide excretion and alkalosis. Children often experience chest pain, numbness, fast heartbeat, and even convulsions due to excessive breathing. Hyperventilation can occasionally cause coronary artery constriction causing chest pain.
Cardiac neurosis: symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, palpitations, and shortness of breath without structural heart disease, which belong to the broad category of psychosomatic diseases. After rest, regulation of emotions, and relaxation of mind, it will soon return to normal without the need for medication, especially Suxiao Jiuxin Pills.
Therefore, when the child has symptoms, it is necessary to seek medical attention in time, and find the cause through imaging, echocardiography and other tests, and treat the symptoms. For functional chest pain and chest tightness, it is only necessary to perform necessary psychological treatment on the child, relax the mood, and the symptoms can be relieved and disappeared on their own. Do not take Suxiao Jiuxin Pills by yourself.