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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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What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

Pharmacist: Any Pharmacist would be able to suggest something to ease the symptoms provided it is not a serious infection. Prospan, Bronchol, Mucospect are examples of what could help. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

ER Visit: Sorry - chest pain can never be treated appropriately over the internet. You need an urgent visit with a provider who can see you in person. ...Read more

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Your advise was therapy for past trauma and not eating /sleeping well. When i read your reply my body was hurting and chest tight. How do i open up?

Your advise was therapy for past trauma and not eating /sleeping well. When i read your reply my body was hurting and chest tight. How do i open up?

Chest tight/ myalgi: I think it may be best for you to join health tap prime or concierge health tap so you can have a physician and therapist to talk to regularly , as an open forum is not the best modality for treatment. Camomille tea may be a bit relaxing but you do need to speak to someone live for an extended period. Follow up with a local therapist or health tape prime or a concierge health tap physician. ...Read more

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I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

Asthma: Sounds like severe asthma. I highly recommend that you see an allergist to determine your triggers and get it under control. You may be a good candidate for xolair treatment. Find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more

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My anxiety is through the roof today. I can feel the chest tightness building. Don't want to take anti depressants. What do you suggest?

My anxiety is through the roof today.  I can feel the chest tightness building. Don't want to take anti depressants. What do you suggest?

Call a friend: Anxiety is overwhelming. You can feel so alone. So scared and so helpless, you are not, however. Take control of the situation and your disease. You are a fantastic person and can control this. Learn to deep breathe when the attacks occur. Plan with a friend/family member when your anxiety comes that you can contact them. Many insurances have a nurses hotline you can contact. Use it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

See doctor: This could be almost anything. I recommend a physical examination. Your physician might want to do a chest x-ray. If your doctor doesn't find anything serious, a chiropractor might be of some use. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gad about 9 months ago. I don't take any meds. Today i got 2 pvc's in a row. I also feel chest tightness. Is this related to gad?

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Diagnosed with gad about 9 months ago. I don't take any meds. Today i got 2 pvc's in a row. I also feel chest tightness. Is this related to gad?

GAD: Gad is generalized anxiety disorder. Yes, the symptoms could be related to gad; if they continue to worsen, however, i would recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Two negative d diners normal ECG cough chest tightness extreme aniexty convinced I have clot docs won't further test?

Two negative d diners normal ECG cough chest tightness extreme aniexty convinced I have clot docs won't further test?

No clot: pulmonary emboli or blood clot in lung...is an acute illness in general. if you have been dealing with this for some time that is reassuring. as are your symptoms. the cough and tight feeling suggest your airways (bronchial tubes) may be "spasming" or contricting...like from asthma or other rarer conditions. the D dimer test is very helpful when negative. it virtually means no clot in body. ...Read more

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I had cough and flu, then I couldn't breath properly and my chest tightness. If I took a breath, I could hear a sound in my chest. What was that?

I had cough and flu, then I couldn't breath properly and my chest tightness. If I took a breath, I could hear a sound in my chest. What was that?

It sounds like: It probably was something referred to as "wheezing". This a breathing sound that is often heard in "asthmatics" but also can be heard in people with acute respiratory illnesses that lead to reactive airways disease(sort of like asthma). If you are still hearing this sound see your doc. ...Read more

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Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

standard table: Using a standard table, your pre-test probability of cardiac disease is 34% if you're male and 12% if you're female. A stress test would be useful to further stratify your risk. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

Emergency Room: Call your emergency medical services to transport you to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart. Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem. Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read more

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I've been haing chest tightness for several months, what do you think I should do?

Chest tightness: You need face to face appointment with your physician to undergo physical and work-up. Don't neglect. It could be heart pain. ...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 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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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


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