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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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I have chest tightness at least 2x a week ive had ekgs, stress test, echo, blood tests done everything normal can it be anxiety or gerd?

I have chest tightness at least 2x a week ive had ekgs, stress test, echo, blood tests done everything normal can it be anxiety or gerd?

Can be gastric or: anxiety related depending on when do you feel the chest tightness? When you get up, or all day, or at night? Also, do you have someone to work with you regarding your stress levels, and help you overcome this feeling? Cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful. Also, does Omeprazole reduce chest pressure when treating GERD? Speak to your PCP about this. That is best. ...Read more

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Chest tightness and itchiness especially when sitting or laying down had EKG and stress test 2 months ago was ok, what can cause this GERD, muscles?

Chest tightness and itchiness especially when sitting or laying down had EKG and stress test 2 months ago was ok, what can cause this GERD, muscles?

Chest tight, itchy: Sound like an allergic type reaction. Did you mention the itchiness along with the chest pain. Could you be allergenic to whatever you are sitting/lying down on? Recent cleaning of chairs, bed? New cleaning products? ...Read more

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Could heartburn cause tightness in chest?

Could heartburn cause tightness in chest?

Not usually: Please see this excellent Mayo Clinic article about distinguishing Heartburn vs heart attack symptoms: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heartburn/in-depth/heartburn-gerd/art-20046483? pg=2 ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chest tightness after having heartburn? I'm not having trouble breathing and this has happened multiple times

Is it normal to have chest tightness after having heartburn? I'm not having trouble breathing and this has happened multiple times

Yes: Yes it is normal to feel chest tightness after having heart burn. This is very common reason people get scared and end up in emergency. But it is treatable with simple acid suppressant medication and avoiding hot and spicy food and some other healthy eating habits. ...Read more

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Had my 1st panic attack a month ago. Been having stomach/chest tightness since that. Seen Dr twice. Diagnosed with GERD & muscle cramps. Normal aftermath?

Had my 1st panic attack a month ago. Been having stomach/chest tightness since that. Seen Dr twice. Diagnosed with GERD & muscle cramps. Normal aftermath?

Panic and GERD: If the panic attacks have continued please see a mental health professional who works w/treating them. Please do what doc says but consider taking a natural supplement called DGL, a licorice product that helps GERD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can chronic GERD make your chest feel like something stuck and tight dr thanks?

Can chronic GERD make your chest feel like something stuck and tight dr thanks?

Absolutely!: Absolutely but a stricture (narrowing) and Barrett's esophagus should be ruled out. See a gastroenterologist who can perform esophagoscopy just to be "on the safe side". At your age you can't be too sure!! ...Read more

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Everytime I eat or drink something, I feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. Are these GERD symptons?

Everytime I eat or drink something, I feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. Are these GERD symptons?

Possibly: .... And can be a sign of atypical or an extra intestinal manifestation of gerd. However, given the nature of your symptoms, I would consult your physician just to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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My mum is 48 she has some tightness and pressure in her chest and left arm. She has gerd. She thinks its coz of this. M worried. Is it something else?

My mum is 48 she has some tightness and pressure in her chest and left arm. She has gerd. She thinks its coz of this. M worried. Is it something else?

Possible: Yes, this could be something more serious. While GERD, pneumonia, rib pain, chest wall sprain can all feel the same, so can cardiac chest pain. Even if she did not have heart disease before, the next time may be different. It is always best to get this evaluated by her doctor to make sure, especially if it is recurrent. It is better to be overly vigilant than miss the one time it is critical. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Probably: Try some otc antacid meds and check in with your doctor monday. The anxiety can also cause these symptoms. If you have other symptoms that are more severe you should seek advice sooner. ...Read more

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My BP is 104/65 and it has been staying like this for a few days and experiencing tightness in the center of the chest had ECG and stress test 2 mnt ago it was ok what's the cause cardio, GERD muscle?

HIatal hernia?: If your problem is not cardiac, you should get checked out for a hiatal hernia. See your provider and check this out. You can also try some Tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta or medications like ranitidine or omeprazole while you are waiting. ...Read more

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Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Chest pain: Always means a trip to the doc or the emergency room to rule out any medical conditions. After that consider a mental health professional to teach you stress management techniques. GERD may be part of the picture and your doc can help w/that. A natural approach is the use of DGL supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sob sensation @ reset with no wheezing or coughing but left arm & left chest mild tight discomfort. Oxy98%, BP ok hr 60 is it asthma, angina, or gerd?

Too much: I saw this/next entry. Frankly there is too much going on to answer via an e-mail like this. It could be so many things that I think you would be best served by seeing an internist or cardiologist for evaluation. Maybe pulmonary function testing for the asthma, an upper G.I. X-ray for acid reflux. Your medicines imply that there are certainly some heart issues that need to be separated. Www. Thepmc. ...Read more

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28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?

28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?

Talk to doctor: Chest x-ray is not a good way to diagnose IPF. From what I can see, the likelihood is low. But if you are concerned there are more accurate way to rule out IPF (HRCT chest, DLCO/PFT etc). ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia/gerd (good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists (ecg, echo...), but every night I get tight chest/breathing diff. Why?

Hernia?: It could be the hernia if it is a large one and slides into the chest specially when laying down or eating a large meal. Hard to tell without seeing the studies done. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Pill esophagitis?: Did you take your vitamin with a good amount of water? Assuming we're not talking about a chewable vitamin, this could be pill esophagitis, wherein the pill gets stuck in the esophagus, causing an intense local reaction. Make sure you take vitamins (any pills, really) with eight ounces of water. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Yes: Most common cause is gastroesophageal reflux sometimes associated with esophagitis.Sometimes pain mimics heart attack. When gastric acid reaches the vocal folds, airways, and lungs, cause swelling of the passages which can lead to atypical asthma reactions. Such airway damage can affect breathing. Dysphagia is choking. Nausea and tightness of chest. See physician to rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Pressure/tightness felt under sternum. Gallbladder out. No malaise. Feels structural but scans don't show anything. Heart also fine. Sliding HH? GERD?

Pressure/tightness felt under sternum. Gallbladder out. No malaise. Feels structural but scans don't show anything. Heart also fine. Sliding HH? GERD?

Could be GERD.: This could very well be GERD. Do you feel it more after you eat certain foods? Or after large meals? Do you feel it more at night while lying down to sleep? A hiatal hernia may not show up on "scans", but would reveal itself in an EGD or barium swallow. ...Read more

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MY post-incisional subxiphoid mesh has torn from its stitches below a 5cm hernia. Replacement should be tight, as the the hernia assoc w killer GERD. Can a strap bridge the ribs. What best way close?

MY post-incisional subxiphoid mesh has torn from its stitches below a 5cm hernia. Replacement should be tight, as the the hernia assoc w killer GERD. Can a strap bridge the ribs. What best way close?

I need more info. ..: Are you referring to a hiatal hernia which has been repaired with mesh? Or a ventral (abdominal wall) hernia? I'm not sure what you mean by a strap. If this is an incisional ventral hernia, then those are typically not associated with GERD. Repair can be complicated, esp if right under xiphoid. If one mesh repair has failed, component separation/TAR may be your best bet. Good luck! ...Read more

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Full cardio work up 6 months ago. Diagnosed with GERD. Now sore tightness lower center sternum and indigestion for 2 days. Sound like heart or GI?

Full cardio work up 6 months ago. Diagnosed with GERD. Now sore tightness lower center sternum and indigestion for 2 days. Sound like heart or GI?

GI: The symptoms you describe are more consistent with a GI cause. But if you develop chest pain radiating to the arm, shortness of breath or palpitations then there may be a cardiac cause. See you doctor of treatment. ...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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How can I get rid of chest tightness?

How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What can asthmatics do for lingering chest tightness?

What can asthmatics do for lingering chest tightness?

Asthma: If an asthmatic has some lingering chest pain or shortness of breath, it may be an indication of inadequate treatment of asthma. You may require more puffs of bronchodialtors or steroid containing inhalers, if these does not help, you probably will be benefited by breathing exercises or yoga. ...Read more

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Could chest tightness be caused from sleeping to much?

No: Chest tightness is not caused by sleeping too much. Its causes are bronchial asthma, angina, musculoskeletal pain etc. If it persists need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Muscular inflammatio: Take some OTC anti inflammatory agent like Motrin and see your doctor if no improvement seen in 1-2 days ...Read more

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Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Heart disease: Although uncommon in a 35 yo female, coronary heart disease comes to mind. You need to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

Good To Get Checked: Normally, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not cause adverse effects related to chest pain or tightness. However, there can be effects related to increased heart rate or blood pressure. Also, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can cause increased anxiety, which could be experienced as chest tightness. If you are experiencing any chest discomfort it is worthwhile to get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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