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Do Allergies Cause Chest Heaviness
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Not usually: Chest pain is often difficult to assess because there are so many structures found there, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle, and bones. Airborne allergies can cause asthma which is sometimes described as pain or tightness. Food allergies are sometimes associated with eosinophilic esophagitis which sometimes exhibits chest pain as a symptom. If you are having chest pain, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When allergies/sinuses drain i think it drips into my chest and causes chest tightness. Can post nasal drip/seasonal allergies cause chest tightness?
Drip: Hello, allergies i think is the reason for your sinus troubles, post nasal drip as well as your chest tightness. Reactive airways is an asthma like condition that responds to allergy therapy. Begin with an otc antihistamine, and a nasal irrigation spray. That will help to remove allergens from your node and clear mucus irritating your sinuses. If your symptoms persist, visit your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid. ...Read more
Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more
Get to an ER: If you have breathing troubles get to an er to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?
Multiple Causes: The cause of the symptoms you describe should always direct you to see your physician to be examined but can range from relatively benign to physically serious causes. Serious causes could be heart blood vessel or valve problems; lung blood vessel blocking; exercise at altitude if lung or heart disease is present. A very common, physically benign cause in young adults is a panic attack or anxiety. ...Read more
Limited space: When you bend, you compress your lungs, making it harder to breathe and more noticeable when you have limited lung reserve. ...Read more
Multfactorial : It should never be assumed that all the symptoms a person is experiencing are coming from only one disease process. Each symptom reported should be thoroughly investigated by a physician, this requires a physicial examination to provide an accurate diagnosis. A primary care physician appointment is a good starting place. ...Read more
Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?
Yes, mildly so: Allergies can cause sinus pressure and mild discomfort but not pain strong enough to interrupt activities, in general. Notice if barometric pressure (weather change) triggers it or whether deongestants help. Don't assume tho that nasal congestion means sinus; classic migraine does too. ...Read more
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