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What causes chest pain and pins and needles sensation? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Anemia

Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body's tissues.

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2

Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is a condition in which you start to breathe very fast. Healthy breathing occurs with a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. You upset this balance when yo...

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3

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of a panic attack. You may be having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror with no obvious cause.

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4

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that makes people very fearful of certain places and situations. Learn about agoraphobia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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The Truth About MSG and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Chinese restaurant syndrome.

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Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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