Top
20
Doctor insights on: Chest Pressure

Share
Dr. Gutti Rao
1,579 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pressure (Overview)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax.


1

1
What are the common cause chest pressure?

What are the common cause chest pressure?

Chest pain: Common causes- musculoskeletal, heart related, acid reflux, esophageal spasm, pleurisy, aortic aneurysm etc. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,579 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pressure (Overview)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax.


2

2
What does burning chest pressure mean?

What does burning chest pressure mean?

Burning CP: If you have burning chest pain it is likely to be due to acid reflux or esophagitis. Recommend checking with your doctor. ...Read more

3

3
Chest pressure (Tip)

See your doctor asap if chest pain occuring more frequently or with less activity. ...See more

4

4
Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
5

5
I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

Pericardial eff: Pericardial effusion is never normal so the question here is: why do you have it? The answer likely explains your symptoms. Cardiac tamponade can cause low BP and shortness of breath but your doctor doesn't feel you have this. The treatment is to stick a needle into the pericardial sac and drain the fluid which carries risk (potentially lethal) and shouldn't be done without a valid indication. ...Read more

6

6
My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

Chest pressure: Generally, your brother is correct. Chest pressure that (1) feels like squeezing or pressure just under the breast bone in the middle of your chest; (2) that gets worse with exercise and (3) goes away with rest should always be checked. For people in their coronary prone years (after age 40), even with 1 or 2 or these 3 symptoms should be checked. Otherwise you do not needed to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
4 other doctors agreed
7

7
Chest pressure (Tip)

If you have risk factors for heart disease & you develop chest pain with physical activity, go to er. ...See more

8

8
Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
Once
9

9
How much should I worry about chest pressure?

How much should I worry about chest pressure?

Possibly very: Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack. Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911. ...Read more

11

11
Chest pressure (Tip)

Shortness of breath and fatigue can also be an equivalent of angina or chest pain. ...See more

12

12
How can one get rid of constant chest pressure?

How can one get rid of constant chest pressure?

Chest pain: Chest pain should be evaluated and appropriately treated. So see your doctor asap. ...Read more

13

13
I've been getting a lot of chest pain. Chest pressure also. Weakness, painful back, sweating, shaking and am restless. What could this be?

I've been getting a lot of chest pain. Chest pressure also. Weakness, painful back, sweating, shaking and am restless. What could this be?

Medical attention: If this is new chest pain, please get yourself to an emergency room for an exam. Heart disease can manifest differently in women than men. If your heart shows up to be healthy (and it may well be) then anxiety attacks can also cause similar symptoms. Your doctors will differentiate which causes apply to you. Help with anxiety is available through psychiatrists & psychologists. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
1 other doctor agreed
14

14
Chest pressure (Tip)

If you smoke and have hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and you get chest pain, see your doctor asap. ...See more

16

16
If nitro gets rid of chest pressure should medical care still be sought?

Yes: Especially if first time, or if getting worse (more intense and/or more frequent). ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
3 other doctors agreed
17

17
Chest pressure (Tip)

Chest pain with nausea, sweating, palpitations, pain in neck/jaw/l arm/back, dizziness, sense of doom. ...See more

19

19
What is chest pressure?

What is chest pressure?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
Chest pressure (Tip)

Control your blood pressure, sugar & lipids. Exercise. Maintain ideal weight. Follow your dr's advice. ...See more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,666 Doctors shared insights

Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more