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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'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

I'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

Vhst Pain/Tightness: Chest pain with a "tightness" or feeling of pressure upon the chest is common in coronary heart disease. If the amount of tightness for a given amount of activity is increasing over weeks/months, heart disease is more suspect. An early visit to your doctor for a thorough evaluation as to heart disease seems important. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, racing heart beat, chest pain, shortness of breath?

Could be a few thing: You definitely need a thorough exam. Some of what you describe is often seen in Autonomic Dysfunction disorders aka (Dysautonomia). We see this alot as a result of high stress (Physical or emotional). A condition called POTS disorder is a sub-type disorder of Dysautonomia. A cardiologist can sometimes help, but often an Autonomic Dysfunction Dr. is needed if this is the cause. ...Read more

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What's abdominal breathing?

What's abdominal breathing?

Belly not chest mvt: The general description of belly breathing infers that the chest remains less active while the belly expands & contracts with breathing. This is common in infants who breathe with their diaphragm & each inspiration pushes out the tummy. Chest wall pain or trauma may increase belly breathing or an effort to move more air with exertion. ...Read more

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Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Yes, especially: If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. But your symptoms could be caused by something else, like heart disease. So it is best to see a doctor for correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath feeling, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain, heartburn. Why tight chested?!

See below: You have multiple symptoms. These questions unfortunately cannot be answered on line. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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Could mucus cause chest pain and trouble breathing?

Yes: But so could a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, and other dangerous conditions. You should get this looked at immediately. ...Read more

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Nausea with shortness of breath, mild left abdominal pain?

It is best to see MD: It is best to see your doctor so they can do tests, blood tests, etc.. Remember upper abdominal pain and nausea does not exclude the heart as a problem. It may not be but better to know. Simple tests may show the problem but it needs diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache dizziness coughing neck pain shortness of breath?

Headache dizziness coughing neck pain shortness of breath?

Seasonal flu: seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain headache?

Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain   headache?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain and high heart rate, some of them benign and some like heart attack and pulmonary embolus very serious. Anxiety is a very common cause. Over the web no way to tell, see your doc. ...Read more

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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause trouble breathing and chest pains?

Can anxiety cause trouble breathing and chest pains?

For sure: It's a common cause. Just be sure there's nothing more ominous going on as well. ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When breathing deep feel soreness in chest. Persisting cough?

When breathing deep feel soreness in chest. Persisting cough?

Pleuritc chest pain: See your dr. It could be musculoskeletal from the cough, but it could also be a sign of more serious condition like pleurisy, pneumonia. ...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