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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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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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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 isnt 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 isnt 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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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more