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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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Anxiety, pvc's and chest tightness at night only. During the day i feel fine.?

Anxiety, pvc's and chest tightness at night only. During the day i feel fine.?

Anxiety: Anxiety episodes not uncommon at night, and can be treated with medications & cognitive therapy. Make sure u r cleared medically as far as heart condition, through consultation with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and chest tightness at night.it goes away after half an hour. All day long i feel fine. It starts at n8ght. What is it?

Shortness of breath and chest tightness at night.it goes away after half an hour. All day long i feel fine. It starts at n8ght. What is it?

See a physician: This sounds as though it could be GERD (gastro-esophogeal reflux). However it could be something more serious. I would see a medical professional and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Quit smoking 4 days ago and am now coughing, is this normal? Wheezing at night and chest tightness in the morning stopped the first day i quit.

Quit smoking 4 days ago and am now coughing, is this normal?  Wheezing at night and chest tightness in the morning stopped the first day i quit.

Yes: It is quite common for cough and wheezing to increase after smoking cessation. The hair cells that line the resp. Tract wake up and start working, moving all the junk that you have accumulated in your airways. This can go on for several weeks, but tends to improve within a month. Stick with it! take adequate fluids to allow your lungs to liquify the mucus and get it out. Try support groups. ...Read more

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I have a dry, hacking, wheezy cough with chest tightness that happens during the day (from exercise, talking/laughing a lot) but not at night?

I have a dry, hacking, wheezy cough with chest tightness that happens during the day (from exercise, talking/laughing a lot) but not at night?

Asthma: These symptoms sound consistent with asthma. Without a fever or productive cough, prolonged wheezing and chest tightness in a young woman is usually asthma. You can confirm it with pulmonary function testing from your physician and use a home peak flow meter to assess if you have peak flows below normal for your age and gender. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness and pain with dark blue veins on chest up to arms and at night i have fast heart rate?

I have chest tightness and pain with dark blue veins on chest up to arms and at night i have fast heart rate?

Fast heart rate: Two options: 1: Call your Primary doctor. 2: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Number 2 is probably the best for you. If they have concerns they will contact your doctor and decide what should be done. Please let me know how things went. ...Read more

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Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Look for cause : if your symptoms are going for long time and bothersome look for the cause that is usually environmental like dust molds pollens and foods. This will clear up symptoms and you will not need inhales etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...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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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