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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 this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?

I have this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?

Several possibles: H question is relatively broad and it requires more information and certainly an examination and testing. The possibilities range from fluid in the long because of a heart problem to anxiety panic attacks. Age dependency helps to guide what it might be.Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause as it is early heart failure and asthma as well. C an MD for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Experiencing throat discomfort and 'tightness' when lying down at night. Throat makes gurgly noises sometimes too. Any idea what this could be?

Experiencing throat discomfort and 'tightness' when lying down at night. Throat makes gurgly noises sometimes too. Any idea what this could be?

2 possibilitres: At night in a supine position, you may have significant post-nasal drainage from your nose or sinuses (rule out allergy). A second possibility is gerd. That is, reflux of acid from the stomach, so called lpr (laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux. The reflux of acid can go from the upper esophagus into the throat and cause your symptoms. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Whats the best Dr for evaluating throat spasms? Throat feels tight, having spasms daily, feels like marbles trying to go down, just saliva no food.

Whats the best Dr for evaluating throat spasms? Throat feels tight, having spasms daily, feels like marbles trying to go down, just saliva no food.

First one you should: see is your own doctor, who will examine you and do the preliminary tests and treat you. If needed, they will refer you to a specialist . ...Read more

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I've had throat pressure/tightness in the front of my throat like someones pushing down on it. Happens a few times everyday.What could be the cause?

I've had throat pressure/tightness in the front of my throat like someones pushing down on it. Happens a few times everyday.What could be the cause?

See an ENT: If the ENT doctor thinks you are ok then it is a tic of sorts and you are repeatedly clearing your throat. If the ENT thinks you have drainage or any other problem she will treat it for you. ...Read more

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Hi. My heart just started to beat fast while I was sitting down reading. My throat got tight & I was flustered. So can u please help me?

Hi. My heart just started to beat fast while I was sitting down reading. My throat got tight & I was flustered. So can u please help me?

Rapid pulse: Please ask your parent or guardian to take you to the ER if the symptoms persist. Have you ever experienced panic attacks before? Take your pulse for 6 seconds and multiply by 10 to get your approximate heart rate. If over 130 beats per minute, ER. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i'm just sitting down my throat feels tight, and I feel like I have to take deeper breaths to get air.Also I have asthma.

Sometimes when i'm just sitting down my throat feels tight, and I feel like I have to take deeper breaths to get air.Also I have asthma.

? Uncontrolled asthma: or gained some weight lately, need to follow up with your doctor to adjust your medications accordingly to gain more control of your asthma ...Read more

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Tight throat when sitting down (worse sitting down) could this be due to gastritis/gerd? Not as bad standing / walking but am having sob clean xray

Tight throat when sitting down (worse sitting down) could this be due to gastritis/gerd? Not as bad standing / walking but am having sob clean xray

More info: I need more info, but given your information it could be acid reflux, when you lay down in bed the acid in your stomach climbs up your food pipe and irritates it, you can try over the counter anti acid medications and see if they help... ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more