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Nighttime Chest Pressure
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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
Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more
Possibly very: Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack. Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Angina (heart), pulmonary embolus (lungs), airway congestion (bronchitis, asthma), infection (bronchitis/pneumonia), heartburn (esophagus), musculoskeletal (e.g. Costochondritis, muscle spasms), radiculopathy (nerves pinched as they exit spine) ... Many ... See md if persists or worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Chest pressure can be a sign of many things depending on what triggers it, its intensity, and its duration or other accompanying features. Heart, lung, skeletal, muscular and esophageal problems can all cause "chest pressure", and they can be serious or less so. See your doctor. You won't get properly diagnosed in a public forum like this. ...Read more
Bra: Your breasts unsupported may be causing some tightness in your chest wall muscles. ...Read more
I have mild chest pressure when I begin my workout for ~20-25 min & then goes away. What causes this?
My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?
Chest pressure: Generally, your brother is correct. Chest pressure that (1) feels like squeezing or pressure just under the breast bone in the middle of your chest; (2) that gets worse with exercise and (3) goes away with rest should always be checked. For people in their coronary prone years (after age 40), even with 1 or 2 or these 3 symptoms should be checked. Otherwise you do not needed to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scott had brief chest pressure w/ bit of pain for 15 min. last night with some fuzzy vision. what could it have been?
My last question was conveniently ignored but I'm wondering why someone would continue to feel chest pressure for months on?
Sorry: I did not see your last question. It was not ignored I'm sure. Long term pressure in someone your age who tolerates exercise is usually due to reflux that is otherwise silent. Sometimes that is the only symptom. If you have other problems like shortness of breath with exercise or when lying down or if the pressure radiates anywhere or turns to pain seek help. Try Prevacid! ...Read more