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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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Hello, only when i lay down, my heart Starts fluttering, racing and my chest is very tight and heavy it gets better when I prop myself up.

Hello, only when i lay down, my heart Starts fluttering, racing and my chest is very tight and heavy it gets better when I prop myself up.

See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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I'm 17 i have tightness in my chest when i lay down. i feel like my heart skips a beat a lot of times. had a heart monitor, EKG, and ultrasound normal?

I'm 17 i have tightness in my chest when i lay down. i feel like my heart skips a beat a lot of times. had a heart monitor, EKG, and ultrasound normal?

Palpitations: Your test results are reassuring in that they don't show any structural heart disease. Your heart monitor didn't demonstrate any abnormal beats, but if you didn't have any palpitations while wearing a 24 hour monitor, you could wear a loop monitor which records your heart rhythm for weeks and if no dysrhythmia is seen during your complaints, then you will be more reassured. Chest tightness noncard ...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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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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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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I have a problem with my heart. My chest feel's very tight, but not too tight that it is painful, but too tight that it is very uncomfortable. ?

I have a problem with my heart. My chest feel's very tight, but not too tight that it is painful, but too tight that it is very uncomfortable. ?

Tightness: You should see your regular physician as soon as you can. This may be from your heart, your lungs or even your stomach and you need to be examined to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi! Im a 31 year old female. Dont have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Hi! Im a 31 year old female. Dont have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Scoliosis problem: Depending on what degree of curvature you have in your spine you may have a real restriction on the amount that you can physically expand your lungs. At your age your growing any bigger but some of your spinal vertebrae may be starting to loose Ca and get smaller. An X-Ray should answer that. Also, serial pulmonary function tests to follow your breathing function. ...Read more

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Chest pains chest very tight. I have asthma and COPD. No history of heart problems. My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66. Please help ASAP ?

Chest pains chest very tight.  I have asthma and COPD.  No history of heart problems.  My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66.  Please help ASAP ?

Go to ER NOW!: Your chest pain and tightness can be lung-related (asthma, COPD, PE) or heart-related (heart attack) or muscle-related or acid-related (heartburn, reflux). Heart attack, PE, asthma attack or COPD exacerbation can all be life-threatening. You say you take isosorbide mononitrate which is a heart medication. GO TO ER ASAP for IMMEDIATE EVALUATION. ...Read more

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I have got a very tight chest and pain on breathing, went to a&e last night who told me it wasn't heart problems any ideas what it may be?

I have got a very tight chest and pain on breathing,  went to a&e last night who told me it wasn't heart problems any ideas what it may be?

Yes: Muscular strain and pain (the intercostal muscles of your chest wall) can cause your exact symptoms. I assume you have no fever which might reflect pleurisy or pneumonia. Try taking your Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) but relaxation techniques may be of even more benefit. Check out: http://dawnbuse.Com/relaxation.Htm. ...Read more

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I have problems sleeping at night especially on a full stomach. I wake up gasping for air and heart racing. Also a tightness in my chest. Any ideas?

I have problems sleeping at night especially on a full stomach. I wake up gasping for air and heart racing. Also a tightness in my chest. Any ideas?

Sleep Apnea/Asthma: Your symptoms are suspicious for a condition called sleep apnea which happens when your breathing pattern is disrupted during sleep. Also, asthma can present in a similar manner. Sleep apnea is usually associated with overweight patients and asthma is normally associated with wheezing. Luckily, both are easily treatable, see your primary care doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?

My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?

Its possible: Possible but unlikely at your age. What is your murmur from? Why do you take the listed medications and how much? There are quite a few things, some minimal and some serious that could do this but don't fool around with it let a doctor rule out the possible serious things. ...Read more

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Feeling a tightness in my chest area (middle) feel it more when I'm lying down or when I sit up.. Does this sound like a heart issue?

Feeling a tightness in my chest area (middle) feel it more when I'm lying down or when I sit up.. Does this sound like a heart issue?

Chest pain: Very unlikely if you don't have any risk factors such as family history of heart attacks, high cholesterol, high BP etc. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having sharp pains in the middle of my chest just between the heart and then down at end of ribs and I have a sort of tightness in my neck??

Hi, I am having sharp pains in the middle of my chest just between the heart and then down at end of ribs and I have a sort of tightness in my neck??

Chest wall strain?: At your age one would think of a musculoskeletal cause such as a chest wall strain or possible costochondritis. But for a specific diagnosis, if it persists, you will need to see your doctor who could examen you. Best wishes ...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