A 27-year-old female asked:
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feeling pressure on my chest - like i can't get a deep enough breath and my heart is thumping loudly. cause?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements.
Answered on May 3, 2014
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Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hyperventilation syndrome can cause similar symptoms. This is often triggered by anxiety and may lead to both an abrupt or gradual sensation of not being able to get a deep enough breath. A sense of pounding heart and sometimes tingling in the fingers and around the mouth may also occur.
May 3, 2014

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