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Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Unlikely: You need to call your doctor right now since you appear to be having an exacerbation in your asthma probably triggered by a viral infection. I greatly doubt that it is related to your OC intake. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Heart disease : Although uncommon in a 35 yo female, coronary heart disease comes to mind. You need to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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Smoking a very little have asthma chest is tighter I haven't had my brown inhaler for years had some as chest was tight and it made it tighter why?

Smoking  a very little  have asthma chest is  tighter I haven't had my brown inhaler for years had some as chest was tight and it made it tighter why?

Asthma: Sounds like you have asthma. Quit smoking that would help allot. Other factors at this time of year are cooler temperatures and more pollen in the air. That causes you to wheeze. ...Read more

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Symptoms of my asthma(tight chest, short breath) shows whenever I am in a cold place(<21°c). Is it possible that coldness is a trigger of my asthma?

Symptoms of my asthma(tight chest, short breath) shows whenever I am in a cold place(<21°c). Is it possible that coldness is a trigger of my asthma?

Yes: It's very common for asthmatics to be triggered by the cold. You can use your inhaler beforehand. Are you on a maintenance inhaled steroid? I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to you disease -- it's very helpful. Thanks for asking and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

Bronchospasm: They get spasm in their bronchial tubes along with inflammation which leads to chest tightness, cough sob and wheezing. ...Read more

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I have asthma and my chest feels tight and I am finding it hard to breathe, am i having an asthma attack?

Not good: This means your asthma is under poor control and time to see your doctor before it gets even worse. Run, don't walk to his/her office. ...Read more

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Asthma-tight chest breathles yawning and mucus but my inhaler not easing it&peak flw is my usual 350.5ft2" 7st7lb female.isit my asthma/somethin else?

Asthma-tight chest breathles yawning and mucus but my inhaler not easing it&peak flw is my usual 350.5ft2" 7st7lb female.isit my asthma/somethin else?

Get checked out: It is not likely your asthma if your peak flow is within your normal range. Even if it is, the fact that you are not getting any relief via your inhaler - you need medical evaluation. Go to urgent care or ED for evaluation of your chest tightness and breathlessness. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Inhalers or nebulise: Asthma gets relieved with inhalers or nebuliser treatments as well as chest tightness. Mmcough also may get better in course of time. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more