Advertisement

What lifestyle changes can help my chest pain?

To help reduce your chest pain, live a healthy lifestyle by not smoking, and by losing weight if you are overweight. Eat foods low in salt and fat, but high in fiber. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, whole grains and fruits. Exercise three or more times a week as directed. Learn to control the amount of stress that you feel. Other lifestyle changes you may need depend on what is causing your chest pain.

Continue Learning about Pain Treatment

Pain, The Opioid Epidemic and How Health Care Has to Improve
Pain, The Opioid Epidemic and How Health Care Has to Improve
Opioid addiction is a national epidemic—and so is chronic pain. Could there be a relationship? 1.  In 2015, 2 million Americans had a substance use d...
Read More
What are some noninvasive therapies for neck and back pain?
Gerald M. SilvermanGerald M. Silverman
Conservative, noninvasive therapies -- those that don't require surgeries or injections -- are a...
More Answers
What is an epidural?
American Society of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
An epidural is commonly used for pain control after surgery and during childbirth. An epidural invol...
More Answers
Can Alternative Medicine Help Treat Neck and Back Pain?
Can Alternative Medicine Help Treat Neck and Back Pain?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.