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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Chest Tightness

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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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Would having a peak flow meter at home help my MD manage my RAD? My only symptom is a horrible cough and some chest tightness. When I have an attack.

Would having a peak flow meter at home help my MD manage my RAD? My only symptom is a horrible cough and some chest tightness. When I have an attack.

Absolutely yes...: You definitely should have a peak flow meter for home use. You should then record your peak flow meter result at least 3 times daily and when you have symptoms. You should record next to the numbers if you were having any symptoms. You can then have a plan in place that if your peak flow drops to a certain number, you should call your doc, go to the ER, etc. Peak flow meters are very helpful!! ...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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Having chest tightness slight dizziness short of breath. I was in a home an hour ago. The owners have multiple dogs. A cat and house isn't too clean.

Having chest tightness slight dizziness short of breath. I was in a home an hour ago. The owners have multiple dogs. A cat and house isn't too clean.

Possibly allergies: Allergic symptoms to animal dander is very common and can take the form of wheezing, tearing, swelling and hives. Make sure you take a shower to remove any animal hair/dander you may have brought home and take some anti-histamines to reduce the allergic reactions. If serious, you may need to visit the ER for an injection of steroids, anti-histamines or epinephrine. ...Read more

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I feel some allergen is causing swollen airways (chest tightness).How to manage it with OTC meds or other remedies, until I see my allergist?

I feel some allergen is causing swollen airways (chest tightness).How to manage it with OTC meds or other remedies, until I see my allergist?

Call your allergist: If you are having bothersome symptoms, just call the office - they will get you in right away, or tell you what you can do. If you already have a diagnosis of asthma, use your rescue inhaler. If you don't have one, hot, caffeinated beverages often have a mild effect to relieve chest tightness. But call your allergist - particularly if breathing problems are a new symptom for you, they'll get you in ...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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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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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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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

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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What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

Trish: Probably benign, but you deserve a workup for asthma, costochondritis (an arthritis, bursitis of the ribs), acid reflux, or less likely a heart issue. HRS, MD, FACC
www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

Chest Tightness: 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 some possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness after working out may suggest heart disease. Not infrequently patients will experience coronary artery pain just after strenuous exercise. Such is obsrve also just after a treadmill stress test when CAD is present. An early visit with yhour doctor to assess this problem is advised ...Read more

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I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long, you need to get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

Depends: Could be your right chest wall muscles or rib cage. .. Could be your right lung. .. Could be your heart. .. ...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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SOB & chest tightness that resolves with leaning forward? Also, pretty much resolves when laying down.

SOB & chest tightness that resolves with leaning forward? Also, pretty much resolves when laying down.

Need to follow up. .: Pericarditis classically feels better when leaning forward but that doesn't exclude many other things which should also be ruled out.

See a physician for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Son is 12 and swam since he was 5. The last 2 months while training he has had to get out of the pool Due to having coughing fits and chest tightness.

Son is 12 and swam since he was 5. The last 2 months while training he has had to get out of the pool Due to having coughing fits and chest tightness.

Have him checked: He could have an allergic reaction to chlorine in pool water (which was not previously present). He might have asthma. His pediatrician can help to determine the cause of these symptoms. Take care. ...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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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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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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Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Yes: Anxietycan cause a variety of symptoms, one of them could be chest tightness, palpitations, sweating, dizziness etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: Itself to decrease these symptoms. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...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