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Dr. Gutti Rao
1,580 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pressure (Overview)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax.


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What are the common cause chest pressure?

What are the common cause chest pressure?

Chest pain: Common causes- musculoskeletal, heart related, acid reflux, esophageal spasm, pleurisy, aortic aneurysm etc. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,580 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pressure (Overview)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax.


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What does burning chest pressure mean?

What does burning chest pressure mean?

Burning CP: If you have burning chest pain it is likely to be due to acid reflux or esophagitis. Recommend checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pressure (Tip)

See your doctor asap if chest pain occuring more frequently or with less activity. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

Pericardial eff: Pericardial effusion is never normal so the question here is: why do you have it? The answer likely explains your symptoms. Cardiac tamponade can cause low BP and shortness of breath but your doctor doesn't feel you have this. The treatment is to stick a needle into the pericardial sac and drain the fluid which carries risk (potentially lethal) and shouldn't be done without a valid indication. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

Chest pressure: Generally, your brother is correct. Chest pressure that (1) feels like squeezing or pressure just under the breast bone in the middle of your chest; (2) that gets worse with exercise and (3) goes away with rest should always be checked. For people in their coronary prone years (after age 40), even with 1 or 2 or these 3 symptoms should be checked. Otherwise you do not needed to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
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Chest pressure (Tip)

If you have risk factors for heart disease & you develop chest pain with physical activity, go to er. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How much should I worry about chest pressure?

How much should I worry about chest pressure?

Possibly very: Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack. Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911. ...Read more

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Chest pressure (Tip)

Shortness of breath and fatigue can also be an equivalent of angina or chest pain. ...See more

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How can one get rid of constant chest pressure?

How can one get rid of constant chest pressure?

Chest pain: Chest pain should be evaluated and appropriately treated. So see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I've been getting a lot of chest pain. Chest pressure also. Weakness, painful back, sweating, shaking and am restless. What could this be?

I've been getting a lot of chest pain. Chest pressure also. Weakness, painful back, sweating, shaking and am restless. What could this be?

Medical attention: If this is new chest pain, please get yourself to an emergency room for an exam. Heart disease can manifest differently in women than men. If your heart shows up to be healthy (and it may well be) then anxiety attacks can also cause similar symptoms. Your doctors will differentiate which causes apply to you. Help with anxiety is available through psychiatrists & psychologists. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
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Chest pressure (Tip)

If you smoke and have hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and you get chest pain, see your doctor asap. ...See more

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If nitro gets rid of chest pressure should medical care still be sought?

Yes: Especially if first time, or if getting worse (more intense and/or more frequent). ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
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Chest pressure (Tip)

Chest pain with nausea, sweating, palpitations, pain in neck/jaw/l arm/back, dizziness, sense of doom. ...See more

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What is chest pressure?

What is chest pressure?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pressure (Tip)

Control your blood pressure, sugar & lipids. Exercise. Maintain ideal weight. Follow your dr's advice. ...See more

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What can cause chest pressure and pain?

Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Umesh Patel Dr. Patel
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Chest pressure (Tip)

Take a nitro-glygerine tablet or spray before activity that causes angina (heart) pain. ...See more

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What are the common cause chest pressure?

Chest pain: Common causes- musculoskeletal, heart related, acid reflux, esophageal spasm, pleurisy, aortic aneurysm etc. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Spiers Dr. Spiers
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Chest pressure (Tip)

Follow your doctors orders, keep Nitroglycerin and Aspirin with you, and for goodness a sake avoid. ...See more

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How much should I worry about chest pressure?

Possibly very: Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack. Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911. ...Read more

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What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

Many: Angina (heart), pulmonary embolus (lungs), airway congestion (bronchitis, asthma), infection (bronchitis/pneumonia), heartburn (esophagus), musculoskeletal (e.g. Costochondritis, muscle spasms), radiculopathy (nerves pinched as they exit spine). .. Many. .. See md if persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Chest pressure (Tip)

No smoking. It is not an option. You cannot smoke or be around smoke and expect a good outcome. ...See more

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What're the causes for chest pressure and pain?

Many: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,670 Doctors shared insights

Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more