What makes pericarditis worse?

What makes pericarditis worse?

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Pericarditis makes the sac covering your heart inflamed and swollen followed by severe pain in the chest. There are many factors that can contribute to worsening of the condition if not controlled at the right time. Stress is one of them. Stress can affect any organ system.

Pericarditis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications

Pericarditis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications

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Pericarditis is the inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the pericardium or around the heart. The pericardium is a two-layered thin sac that is filled with a fluid. It covers the outer surface of the heart and protects it. It also provides lubrication for the heart and shields it from any infection.

What causes fluid around the heart?

What causes fluid around the heart?

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Our heart is surrounded by a sac which is filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid around the heart keeps on moving as it is continually produced and drained. This makes the level of the liquid to stay constant. Sometimes, the drainage system gets disturbed due to some problems or diseases.