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Chest Tightness General Weakness
Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?
Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more
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
How can I treat the following symptoms? Weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, chest tightness, exhaustion, exercise intolerance, cough, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
There is not way: To answer this in 400 characters or less. Have you had a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the diagnosis? That is essential. Take care. ...Read more
I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?
Viral infection: It sounds like the thumping in your ear is the result of fluid in the middle ear. This is likely caused by a respiratory viral infection since you also have other symptoms that might go along with this. If not better in a week call your doctor. ...Read more
I have pots and get distressing episodes of tight chest with bad vomiting, sweating, air hunger and weakness. Oxygen and BP mostly remain normal. Occurs standing but also sitting up. Okay for pots?
Diagnostic: Symptoms are diagnostic of pots. If not well controlled then increase your salt and water intake, wear support stockings, get up cautiously, and may need meds like midodrine or flourinef. Midodrine increases the vascular tone and keeps blood from pooling in your feet and the other drug is a salt retaining steroid. Recognize signs and symptoms so you can sit and raise your legs to abort an episode. ...Read more
I keep getting episodes with tight chest, pains in left arm/chin, sob, vomiting, weakness, sometimes tachycardia up to 170. Lifelong CP when running. Have pots. But scared cardio missed something.
Should not worry:
Your symptoms sound typical for pots.
Significant blockages would be very unusual at your age. ...Read more
What can cause trembling without being cold? It mosty happen in the morning hours between 4 and 6 am. Other symptom: tightness in chest and weakness
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes. Some answers include anxiety, cardiac problems, medication that's being cleared too quickly from your bloodstream causing withdrawal symptoms, or hormonal issues. Please see your primary care physician for a good evaluation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more
What might cause weakness/aching in the left shoulder to left elbow, tightness in left chest for a few weeks?
I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?
Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Upper chest pain-radiates left&right but mainly left; real bad Arm weakness; headaches; upper back pain & tightness in neck-should blades. Suffering?
Not diagnosable: Your pain is not diagnosable over the internet. I urge you to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Went to ER 3xs in past month with breathing difficulty, chest pain, throat tightness, light headedness, weakness. What could this be?
Muscle pain and weakness all over, pain/tightness in my chest w/coughing, fatigue, chills, rash started at my feet that spread all over my body.
If recent: It these symptoms have been present for just a few days, a viral infection would be the best guess. If these symptoms have been present for more than a couple of weeks or are getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. Swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. Back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.
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 some possibilities to consider. ...Read more
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Could be heart: Increasing the work of your heart by running increases the amount of blood the heart needs. If you have coronary artery blockages then your heart can't get enough bloodvandvhe result is angina pain. This can feel like pressure in the chest and may include difficulty breathing, pain into the jaw or down the left arm. Pain like this that doesn't go away with rest should prompt a trip to the er. ...Read more
Sounds like: You need to stand up and stretch periodically. If your tightness is relieved, would not make anything of it. Getting physically fit would be a good next step. ...Read more
When I take my inhaler, my chest tightness and pain do not seem to go away. Am I supposed to wait it out?
Use MDI properly: One of the reasons that I found why the inhalers do not help is because they are not being used properly; patients must inhaled deeply at the same time they press on they inhalers, if they can not do it, they need to use a spacer with them or have a styroform cup, punch a hole in the bottom of the cup put the inhaler opening through the hole of the cup then press and inhaled. ...Read more
Experiencing some chest tightness on left side. Not painful, just tightness. A little lightheadedness also?
Lately I have been becoming more hungry and it as come along with chest tightness. How are these symptoms related?
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I have chest tightness every time I exercise. For example, when I swim just one lap, I feel like I'm going to suffocate?
See a doctor: It could be exercise induced asthma. Although you are young it is possible that the tightness and shortness of breath are caused from your heart. It could just be something simple like how you breath while you swim. I would recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more
Why every time I go to take a shower I feel like I can't really breathe that good and then when I get out I have chest tightness?
Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when I'm resting too.
I lately have upper chest tightness in the morning. It goes away with exertion. I am 55, 300 lbs (I know), 5'10" and hard farmworker & separated.
Given status, angina: Possible; ↓ with exertion good yet most heart attacks are asymptomatic & a large one would dramatically change your life status. Rec: study my answers, optimize NMR lipoproteins (LDL <400-700 nmol/L, Large-HDL >9 μmol/L, http://goo. Gl/3Xnh2N item #8), HbA1c to <5.0%, usual sitting Systolic BP <120 mmHg no smoking. Avoid Stress Tests: both miss problem & ↑ risk of triggering a heart attack. ...Read more
I've been experiencing chest tightness almost like I need to cough, but never get that urgent coughing feeling. Just a heaviness I the chest. Dr liste?
Question cut off: Please re-phrase so that you can provide info and include a clear & specific question. ...Read more