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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Breathing Tightness

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Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Yes: those nerves along with C5 help control your diaphragm which helps expands lungs at the base of your lungs between lungs and abdomen. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have pain in my left abdomen and headaces sometimes also my chest feels tight, heavy breathing, fatigues, sweating at night lost wait what is wrong

I have pain in my left abdomen and headaces sometimes also my chest feels tight, heavy breathing, fatigues, sweating at night lost wait what  is wrong

Need exam: The symptoms you describe can be caused by many common things, or by rarer, more serious conditions. Regardless, you do need to be seen by a health provider for an exam sooner than later. The combination of breathing problems, night sweats and losing weight (unintentionally?) could range from not well controlled asthma to pneumonia to even cancer. ...Read more

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I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

Probly, nothing seri: These are vague and very unimpressive symtoms. Quit worrying. If there is anything significant going on, the symptoms will progressively worsen...Otherwise they will slowly go away. You need to give it week or so to get a sense of direction. ...Read more

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Does being nervous and angry cause chest tightness and breathing difficulty? I have these from yesterday after going through argument.

Does being nervous and angry cause chest tightness and breathing difficulty? I have these from yesterday after going through argument.

Yes, possible: Anxiety disorders and type A personalities are common confounders and contributors to heart disease. So yes, heated arguments can cause physical symptoms; sometimes it needs treatment and testing, other times, no. TTYD or seek help on HealthTap Prime for better guidance. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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Pain in left kidney area tight feeling hurts when breathing and waves that bring more pain?

Pain in left kidney area tight feeling hurts when breathing and waves that bring more pain?

See doctor: The symptoms you are having may have many possible causes. You may have strained a back muscle, could have an infection, or a kidney stone. You should see a doctor if symptoms continue or worsen ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more