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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Yes: Anxietycan cause a variety of symptoms, one of them could be chest tightness, palpitations, sweating, dizziness etc. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause constant chest discomfort?

Can anxiety cause constant chest discomfort?

Yes indeed: You are correct - there are anxiety relieving techniques and drugs - speak to your doctor, get a good physical and ask about stress relieving options ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath?

Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath?

Anxiety: Yes & No Anxiety can cause or mimic so many other conditions. We have to R/O cardia or pulmonary /lung problems completely before we think Shortness of breath is due to anxiety. ...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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Can anxiety cause chest pain and heat?

Yes it could: Especially if a consequence of your anxiety is hyperventilation. See a mental health counselor and get your emotions under control. Could we guide you here online via a Concierge visit? ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Yes: Anxiety or stress can cause many symptoms in the body such as breathlessness, nausea, headache, or even chest pains. One way to help relax is to take deep breaths in and out very slowly 3 or 4 times. If the breathless symptoms persist i would suggest calling your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Yes it can!: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable physical sensations. It is not uncommon for people with problematic anxiety to experience fatigue and muscle tension. When people have excessive anxiety and worry they may develop tightness in the muscles of the head and neck. Meditation and exercise/movement are some home treatments. ...Read more

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Can pvc's cause chest tightness and shortness of breath?

PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read more

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Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Propranolol , pain: Highly unlikely. In susceptible people beta blockers can exacerbate reactive airway disease which can then secondarily caused chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Does extreme stress and anxiety cause chest pain/stinging?

Does extreme stress and anxiety cause chest pain/stinging?

Yes, it can: Acute anxiety can cause many things including Panic Attacks. These can have a lot of distressing affects on the physical body. These are so serious and distressing that some people go to the ER thinking they are having a heart attack. It is important to learn techniques to prevent the attacks from progressing to that level ...Read more

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Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause cough?

Sure: Yes cough can be an expression of a feeling of tightening of airways caused by anxiety. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause shortness of breath?

For sure: It's a common cause. Just be sure there isn't something more ominous present too. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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


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