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The most common reasons for chest pain and difficulty breathing in teenagers are:
Anxiety or panic attacks: These can cause chest pain, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and a feeling of impending doom.
Asthma: Teenagers with asthma often experience chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Precordial catch syndrome (PCS): This is a benign condition that usually causes sudden sharp chest pain on one side under the breastbone or ribs. It may last a few seconds to minutes before suddenly stopping.
Muscle strain or injury: Chest wall muscles can get strained due to sports activities or heavy lifting leading to discomfort during movement and breathing.
Costochondritis: An inflammation of the cartilage connecting your ribs with your sternum causing localised soreness around the rib cage which becomes more severe when deep-breathing or stretching
Indigestion/gastrointestinal problems: Acid reflux (GERD) causes irritation by bringing stomach acid into the esophagus leading burning sensations in the chest along other symptoms like bloating difficulties swallowing etc
7 Heart-related issues such as palpitations– although they’re rare among this age group unruly lifestyle previous family history could increase chances developing conditions involving cardiovascular system