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What causes fullness feeling in throat and shortness of breath

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Possible reflux: If this occurs with eating, this may be a symptom of reflux and esophageal spasms. It would help to know when your symptoms occur.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly reflux: Stomach juice can come into the throat causing the symptoms you describe. Sleep with the lower part of your neck elevated above your abdomen (semi-sit... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Not necessarily: Chronic rhinosinusitis can lead to an asthma flare, and a sense of sinus fullness. However, if you are having throat swelling, it can be due to angio... Read More
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Chronic sinusitis is an inflammatory condition that results in the secretion of lots of chemicals that cause and increase inflammation. These chemical... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes if enlarged : Enough. If it is getting worse medical attention should be sought out.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Allergy?: Sounds like a pulmonary allergy. Seek care with a medical doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Chronic anxiety: It's imperative that you get proper psychiatric care in the form of cognitive behavioral therapy and possible temporary medication. You are unable to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
May be anxiety, but: Sensation of tightness around throat often is muscle tension of the throat muscles caused by some underlying stress. Sense of not getting a full brea... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
The other condition associated is acid reflux, particularly if you are overweight. Discuss a trial of over the counter treatment options, exercise, av... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Immediate Exam: From the symptoms you have described you could be suffering from Covid-19, flu, pneumonia or some other serious illness. I therefore suggest you stay ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Panic symptoms : eg acute anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fullness in ur throat, as u describe, causing presentation to ER 6 times needs evalu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Normal.: Sadness sometimes causes symptoms of tightness in the chest , shortness of breath, dry throat , bodily aches and pains, loss of taste along with sl... Read More
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