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Doctor insights on: Nighttime Chest Pressure

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pressure (Definition)

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


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What is chest pressure?

What is chest pressure?

Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pressure and pain?

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

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How much should I worry about chest pressure?

How much should I worry about chest pressure?

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 more

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What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

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 more

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What're the causes for chest pressure and pain?

What're the causes for chest pressure and pain?

Many: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have chest pressure?

Could it be something bad if I have chest pressure?

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