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Doctor insights on: Can Heart Or Lung Problem Cause Your Chest To Feel Tight When You Lay Down

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What would cause chest tightness?Hearts good n lungs are clear.No asthma. Always anxious feeling.Started suddenly. Possibly panic attack cause it?

What would cause chest tightness?Hearts good n lungs are clear.No asthma. Always anxious feeling.Started suddenly. Possibly panic attack cause it?

Possibly: Panic and anxiety can definitely cause chest tightness, although unless you have a history of these symptoms with anxiety it is always good to get checked out because blood clots and other medical situations can also cause this even if you have no history of heart or lung problems. ...Read more

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Tightness in center of chest n left side under armpit near heart, burning in groin/legs n pain in back/lungs what could these symptoms b caused by?

Tightness in center of chest n left side under armpit near heart, burning in groin/legs n pain in back/lungs what could these symptoms b caused by?

Multiple causes: There is no age listed which could help a bit in differentiating cardiac pain from muscle ache. I think no matter what you should see a doctor get a chest x ray as well these can come from a number of causes. Of course heart pain but it could be inflammation around the heart, a pneumonia etc I would see a primary as well as a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest   for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Dyspnea d/t anxiety: While anxiety can certainly cause shortness of breath, and you point out you've had no cardiac or pulmonary problems in the past, but do have a history of anxiety -- it's also important to remember that anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion. See your primary, esp if you have any assoc sxs like cough, fever. With medical causes ruled out, it would be time to pursue a more robust anxiety treatment. ...Read more

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My heart and lungs are healthy, but I have chest tightness and shortness of breath, is it all in my head?

My heart and lungs are healthy, but I have chest tightness and shortness of breath, is it all in my head?

Not an easy answer: Hard to know for sure, there are certainly many causes of chest tightness and shortness of breath, a common one in your age group is anxiety/panic disorder, however would be a diagnosis of exclusion after other, more serious causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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Chest gets tight im guessing anxiety.Heart checked ok as well ss lungs. No clots found. Whats best ways to convince myself it anxiety n or treat it?

Chest gets tight im guessing anxiety.Heart checked ok as well ss lungs. No clots found.  Whats best ways to convince myself it anxiety n or treat it?

Anxiety is a fear : Anxiety in not always rational and there is no simple test for it, usually it is caused by a brain chemistry imbalance, thought to be low serotonin. There are medications that raise serotonin levels and cause anxiety to subside. If chest tightness, shortness of breath and other potentially dangerous symptoms are present a medical work up should be preformed to rule out a serious problem first. ...Read more

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Tight chest n coughing alot. Been checked for asthma n don't have it. Have anxiety bad.Hearts been checked n lungs been checked both ok. No clots eithr?

Tight chest n coughing alot. Been checked for asthma n don't have it. Have anxiety bad.Hearts been checked n lungs been checked both ok. No clots eithr?

Coughing: You could have a post nasal drip from your nose which is irritating and causes coughs. The use of tobacco isnt helping your situation either. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in chest lung an heart tests clear feels tighter to breath if I lean forward what is it?

Tight feeling in chest lung an heart tests clear feels tighter to breath if I lean forward what is it?

Lung testing?: It is good that the heart tests are normal. The next step is to be sure you do not have a lung problem causing the tightness. See your Family Doctor for that or an urgent care. It is possible that anxiety can cause breathing problems. Allergies and reflux are other possibilities too. Start with the lungs and keep looking until you get the answer! ...Read more

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Lung function test clear an heart tests clear I have this tight feeling in my chest that makes me cough when I breath in it feels tighter if I leanfor?

Lung function test clear an heart tests clear I have this tight feeling in my chest that makes me cough when I breath in it feels tighter if I leanfor?

Possible pericarditi: While heart tests may be normal, pls bear in mind no test is perfect (100% accurate). Having said that, if chest pain/tight feeling worse with position, consider pericarditis. This dx is often missed and needs to be thought of especially in an adolescent with chest pain. Could be idiopathic or secondary. See a cardiologist. ...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