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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


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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?

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

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What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

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 more

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What could be causing heaviness & tightness in chest?

What could be causing heaviness & tightness in chest?

Chest oressure: The most serious issue is heart disease. If that is ruled out it could be anxiety, structural problems, gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more

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Cough with plhem, tightness in chest?

Cough with plhem, tightness in chest?

Pneumonia: You are sick. Please go to see your doctor urgently tomorrow morning. ...Read more

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Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

See MD: You can have symptoms like that with asthma. With any chest discomfort, I always recommend seeing a physician for it. ...Read more

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Feeling tightness in chest and popping sensation cause?

Feeling tightness in chest and popping sensation cause?

Chest tightness: At your young age chest tightness is most likely due to anxiety and tension but more information is needed to exclude rib cage inflammation or strain, pleurisy, esophageal spasm, etc. Your physician can evaluate you and advise you best. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness but no other symptoms, just tired?

I have chest tightness but no other symptoms, just tired?

Chest tightness: Chest tightness and fatigue: first thing you have to rule out is a cardiac problem. If that is excluded, see if are anemic due to any cause, esophageal spasm, gerd, gall bladder disease, check levels of thyroid, other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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How come my husband feels chest tightness when he got for runs?

How come my husband feels chest tightness when he got for runs?

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

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Chest tightness due to sitting position. What does this sound like?

Chest tightness due to sitting position. What does this sound like?

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

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Why am I having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

Why am I having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

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

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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

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Experiencing some chest tightness on left side. Not painful, just tightness. A little lightheadedness also?

Check it out: Chest tightness in a male of your age should be evaluated promptly. Chest pain is the word we all know, but more often it is pressure or tightness that patients describe as important symptoms of heart ischemia. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Your bronchial tree: May be overreacting to the steam and giving u a type of asthma attack. See a Pulmonary doc for testing. Does hot or cold water (more or less steam) make a difference? ...Read more

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I'm 27 and for the past few months I've been having mild chest pains near the middle but to then left of my chest and also chest tightness.

I'm 27 and for the past few months I've been having mild chest pains near the middle but to then left of my chest and also chest tightness.

Evaluation needed: You are young but these may be symptoms of coronary insufficiency...Inadequate oxygen to the heart muscle.
A comprehensive workup is needed by trained personnel.
Avoid excessive stress or exertion until that can occur. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more