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Does Your Chest Feel Tight When You Have Copd
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
I have asthma. Sometimes i get tightness in my chest and it gets hard for me to breath even when i'm sleeping or laying down. Could this be copd? How?
Unlikely COPD: By age alone unless you have some predisposition, like alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, you don't have copd, and only pft can elucidate that. Triggers for sob or asthma have to be sought, as things like gerd, or allergies can be circumvented to avoid exacerbation. Dusts and dust mites are other triggers at night or laying down. Talk to your doctors as you may both find your triggers and help you. ...Read more
Have asthma COPD stiffness in the back of my neck some chest tightness breathing a little off today but no other symptoms?
Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.
Not usually: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. The sort of symptoms you are describing may be something more significant. I would get checked out by your doctor. He or she can listen to your lungs and maybe get blood tests or a chest xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pains chest very tight. I have asthma and COPD. No history of heart problems. My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66. Please help ASAP ?
Go to ER NOW!: Your chest pain and tightness can be lung-related (asthma, COPD, PE) or heart-related (heart attack) or muscle-related or acid-related (heartburn, reflux). Heart attack, PE, asthma attack or COPD exacerbation can all be life-threatening. You say you take isosorbide mononitrate which is a heart medication. GO TO ER ASAP for IMMEDIATE EVALUATION. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had pneumonia. I also have congestive heart failure and copd. Now, whenever i just walk to the kitchen, I have chest tightness. What should I do?
Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?
No cough or sputum but I have a wheeze and tight chest. Pred. Value spirometry is 83%. Is this COPD or late onset asthma?
More information pls: COPD patients typically will produce more sputum or mucus when they cough. Your symptoms may be either but without a history of smoking, asthma is more likely. Since you have had a PFT , asking for the FEV1/FVC ratio will help your physician determine whether there is a component of restriction as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is prognosis for copd ?
Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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