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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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What to do if your chest feels tight, like there is a lot pressure?

What to do if your chest feels tight, like there is a lot pressure?

Chest pressure: Make sure it is not your heart expressing itself first. See you doctor asap. If it is not your heart, send in another question. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i my chest feels tight, can't get full breath?

What do you advise if i my chest feels tight, can't get full breath?

Chest tight: You should be checked by a Dr. There are multiple possible causes for that kind of symptom, some of them are serious. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i my chest feels tight and back pain?

What do you advise if i my chest feels tight and back pain?

See Your PCP: Chest tightness with back pain is concern for a heart condition. If this is ruled out, then have your PCP consider evaluate your thoracic spine for a disc herniation with an MRI. ...Read more

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Chest feels tight. I am also a smoker. Does this have to do with asthma ?

Chest feels tight. I am also a smoker. Does this have to do with asthma ?

Maybe: A lot of different medical problems have similar symptoms to asthma. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is with a methacholine challenge test - a special type of pulmonary function test. However, you should talk to your doctor, because heart disease and other illnesses can also cause this symptom. ...Read more

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If my chest feels tight could I use an inhaler from a previous case of pneumonia?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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If my chest feels tight could I use an inhaler from a previous case of pneumonia?

Talk to your doctor: Chest pain can be caused from many causes from something as severe as a heart attack to muscle soreness from an activity that involves chest muscles. All of these different causes suggest different treatment strategies. Call 911 if the chest pain happens along with shortness of breath, is new and severe, lasts more than a few minutes or gets worse when you do a physical activity. ...Read more

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Started nuvigil 200 mg. made me feel a bit anxious/restless/chest feels tight. Is this normal? Can I cut in half?

Started nuvigil 200 mg. made me feel a bit anxious/restless/chest feels tight. Is this normal? Can I cut in half?

You can, but it : would make more sense to request a reduction in dose from 250 mg. to 150 mg./tablet. Talk to your prescribing physician about starting at a 1/2 dose till the side effects become more tolerable. ...Read more

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Stopped smoking 3 months ago, started exercising 2 days ago, chest feels tight and coughing all of the sudden is this normal?

Stopped smoking 3 months ago, started exercising 2 days ago, chest feels tight and coughing all of the sudden is this normal?

Be seen: I would probably be seen and thoroughly evaluated. A former smoker with chest tightness associated with exercise should have a cardiac and pulmonary workup including probably a stress test to make sure you don't have ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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Been sick for 6 months with random colds one after the other. recently i feel like i cant breath and my chest feels tight. peumonia?

Been sick for 6 months with random colds one after the other. recently i feel like i cant breath and my chest feels tight. peumonia?

Seek treatment: At your age, it is not normal to have multiple respiratory infections. Your current symptoms of chest tightness and dyspnea may be related to asthma or bronchitis. Pneumonia would cause a fever. See your primary physician to determine the reason for multiple infections and to prescribe medications to reduce the irritation of your airways. ...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