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Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

No: Tight clothing should not in normal circumstances cause body pain. On the other hand, large, dense breasts whether natural or augmented(implants) can cause back pain. This is one of the most common reasons that women have their implants removed. ...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

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I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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Living with Angina (Checklist)

Don't smoke
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Lose weight
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Get blood pressure under control
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Control your cholesterol
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Been diagnosed with anxiety & depression. I get chest tightness which is very painful. Been given diazepam to ease it but will it go away permanently?

Been diagnosed with anxiety & depression. I get chest tightness which is very painful. Been given diazepam to ease it but will it go away permanently?

Am making the: Assumption that the chest tightness is related to anxiety ;/or panic. Diazepam is treating your symptoms. I don't know what meds you are on - but it would be good if you took something that can help to heal the underlying depression/ anxiety. Yes, the chest tightness is likely to resolve over time. Acupuncture has helped some of my patients who had this issue (auricular trauma protocol). ...Read more

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Experiencing some chest tightness on left side. Not painful, just tightness. A little lightheadedness also?

Check it out: Chest tightness in a male of your age should be evaluated promptly. Chest pain is the word we all know, but more often it is pressure or tightness that patients describe as important symptoms of heart ischemia. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more

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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

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