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Chest Heaviness Walking Incline
I pant when I transfer a slight heavy thing. What's the reason? If it's relevant to my drugs I'm taking? I feel a bit pressure in my chest after walk.
Possible causes: Based on your age it chest discomfort that is heart related is relatively unlikely. Then again it depends on what you other health problems are. Medications are always some thing to consider when having symptoms as what you have described. What medications are you currently on? ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Hi Doctor, When I get every morning I burpe even I eat my dinner night by 6:30-7. When I go for walk and I burpe and feel heavy in my chest like some?
May be a problem...: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness ; bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more
Chest pain after walking fast or upon lifting heavy &exercising at times even as I rest. Always on the left side only. Pain is moderate to severe. Why?
DoTheBest4YourChest: You ask "Why." I'll answer with another "Why" question: Why don't you call your doctor, or someone else's doctor and go in for a face-to-face where the specifics of your situation can be discussed and maybe a few tests done. There are many things that can cause what you describe but I don't want to scare you 'cause at your age they are rare and you'll probably do fine. But why take a chance? Call now. ...Read more
I recently walk up a flight of stairs, and my legs hurt so bad, it has been 3 days and it still hurts and my chest feels heavy.
Be seen: Definitely would want to be seen to rule out cardiac or pulmonary cause. ...Read more
Sudden rapid heart rate of 167bpm. Was just walking. Heart rate now normal but chest feels a little heavy. I had no caffeine. Feel jittery.
Get checked: I would go to the emergency room by calling 911 due to the rapid heart rate and chest discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more
16yr son non- athlete son felt dizzy heaviness in chest walking up hill went to hospital heartrate 35 on EKG rthm ok no drugs. Worrisome?
Heart rate: If your son is not a trained athlete and has a heart rate of 35bpm it should be verified that his rhythm is actually normal and that it behaves normally with exercise. That rate is unusual for a non trained person unless they are taking some form of drug or they have an abnormality. ...Read more
Lower back pain and feels heavy. Chest pain and legs feel heavy and it hurts when I walk and use leg muscles.
Be examined: It could be many causes. It sounds like your lower back is the worst. Sometimes pain can spread from there to your legs. It may be related to nerves or muscles. Your doctor can check out your chest at the same time. All the best. ...Read more
Ecg says ST depression, possible mild Inferior myocardial ischemia. Have no chest pain, heavy breathing while walking and with little exercise?
Mgt: Please see a cardiologist soon and I would suggest discussing an exercise test. In the meantime, avoid any level of exertion which is associated with breathing problems. ...Read more
Shallow breath and sharp pain in left chest 2 inch top nipple. Comes and goes for about a month now. Heart beat feels weaker daily. Barely hold breathe anymore or walk my car without heavy. All tests normal heart lung Every. Click noise lump throwt?
Asthma, angina, muscle? Diangosis w/ asthma when teen. Never experienced wheezing ever. Recently had very mild chest tightness when walking up stairs (not heavy or painful). I smoke marijuana & have anxiety
Needs evaluation: Nobody can diagnose the cause of chest pain purely on the basis of symptoms. If they are occurring with exertion, cardiac and lung causes need to be considered, but they can also be related to asthma or anxiety. Your doctor needs to take a thorough history, do a physical examination and then may want to do further tests. Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short-acting drug and there may be better choices. ...Read more
I'm 41 and recently started smoking again. I've lost weight but recently I've had strange issues. If I walk like 30 feet my heart pounds and my chest?
Smoking strains: The lungs and the heart sooner or later. Please see you doc to rule out medical conditions and consider becoming smoke free once again. You did it before and can do it again. Peace and health to you. ...Read more
I am a smoker. I have low BP and my weight is 50kg. I experience chest discomfort whenever I stand or walk. Can a multislice coronary CT angio 256 miss a blockage even if my calcium score is 0?
Frequent throat problem in last 2 years. Symptoms: burning and itching in throat affects left side lung, breathe heavily when I walk up just 1 floor?
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options if needed. ...Read more
I sit rather slouched and round shouldered. When I am standing walking it makes my chest hurt. Why?
Whenever you sit your spine take the form of a C, and loses of the Cervical- Lordosis, thoracic- kyphosis lumbar-Lordosis as a single C- kyphosis. This posture is abnormal. You should Sit up straight 90 degrees, regain the normal curvatures of the spine. Whenever you stand, the ligaments are used to an abnormal posture, and by straighten the chest it hurts. Sit straight, take an Aleve, (naproxen) get up, walk around, do it frequently slowly the ligaments will change in shape, as well the vertebral bodies and the pain will slowly go away. Remember you took time to induce the degenerative changes. The recovery also will take time.
Perhaps you should consult an orthopedic surgeon and have an MRI of the spine to assess the extent of the injury. ...Read more
When I exercise at 101% I get chest discomfort that disappears if I slow down. I can walk at a regular pace I'm okay.?
It's okay: Yes you condition is normal during exercise section ...Read more
It hurts sometimes between my ribs when I jogg, like a knife stab. And sometimes while walking it fells like someone is ressing my chest?
My left chest is small than right chest somtimes its pain and I fell uncomfortable while walking, sitting, standing. How can I treat for this problem?
See below: It sounds as if you may be experiencing minor muscle spasms of the chest. Simply stretching your arms and shoulders should take care of it. ...Read more
When I WorkOut, I get this pain in the inner middle/right side of my chest like something is slamming in there & I feel it when I walk. Please advise.
Rest: Based on your stated age of 23 and your report of pain associated with working out, I suspect that you have pulled a muscle and suggest a period of rest and avoiding strenuous activity until your symptoms subside. ...Read more
Has a pain ni chest when walking fast in the cold, which stops as soon as he stops. What do you think it is?
1/2 mile walk w/3 short jogs. Back an hour now. Pain in l shoulder, l side, and chest. Lasts < 1 min. Comes and goes. Should I be worried?
Get checked out: If you have chest discomfor that is associated with exercise, it is always prudent to get it checked out. That being said, heart pain related to exercise usually begins with exercise and not after, and usually doesn't come and go -- it just goes away once exercise stops. ...Read more
They found diverticulotis, but not diverticulitis. Now I have pain in the center under my chest and to the left. It is worse when I walk.
I have had a CRT-D for 3 yrs. When I stand or walk for very long my left chest, side of my pacemaker hurts clear through to my back. Reasons???
See your doctor.: That is a little unusual. Please see your cardiologist. ...Read more
Having sharp constant chest pains around the center of the chest, worsened by walking, expanding the chest and exhaling and palpation. Not sick. Help,?
All chest pain: Must be taken seriously. If the pain occurs predictably whenever you walk it is quite concerning for heart disease. It is also more concerning when associated with sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, arm, back or jaw pain. If pain at rest is new or associated with these symptoms hear disease also must be considered. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Based on limited information, it is difficult to answer and give suitable advice. Please rephrase the question. ...Read more
My chest has been hurttin for about a week it hurts to breath when I lay down when I walk what can I do?
Get help: I suspect you have a coxsackie virus pleurodynia ("devil's grip") which will self-cure, but we need to be sure you do not have a bacterial infection between your lung and chest wall, or less likely something else, possibly worse. A good physical exam is in order and I suspect it will be followed by a chest x-ray; treatment if any will be based on these results. ...Read more
I have pain in my chest area on one side just below my ribs. It mostly hurts when I walk / move. Any ideas?
More info needed: This symptom is nondiagnostic without other information. It could be caused by inflammation/strain of an abdominal muscle or rib cage muscle. On the right side liver is located and the spleen is on the left side. Your physician will need to obtain more history and examine these areas in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
Chest pains for 15 min in morning and goes off till afternoons after moving walking. What does this mean am 21 male?
See your doctor: We need more details regarding this pain. Considering your young age this is unlikely to be a heart attack. You should see your primary doctor soon. ...Read more