Top 20 Doctor insights on: Esophagus tightness in chest
Esophageal stricture: It sounds like you're describing a stricture. ...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
Over ate, I do have gerd. Still have chest tightness / shortness ofbreathe 2 days later. I did throw up after I ate. Worried it's esophagus preferation?
SOB GERD: Are you on medications like omeprazole, ranitidine? Have you tried maalox or TUMs. If they give benefit may be GERD. Perforation would be severe pain and SOB and after 2 days your would be very sick with low BP. No smoking no alcohol. no NSAIDS But would follow up with urgent care doc today ...Read more
Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Angina/ heart attack: What you are describing is concerning. Shortness of breath with chest tightness could be a sign of decrease blood flow 2 the heart, or angina. If the lack of blood flow is sustained, death to that portion of the heart ensues, which could lead 2 a heart attack. Alternatively, if you have been on any trips requiring you to sit long periods, then it could be a blood clot to the lungs! See an md asap. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Pea sized tightness in chest lasting 10 seconds no pain what could it be? On and off for several months usually lasts 1 or 2 seconds.
M/ spasm: Try to do reg exercises esp walking for I hr ...Read more