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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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What causes tight throat feeling/feels like something stuck in throat? Not enough saliva?

Can be asthma, etc.: It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax. It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing and throat tightness. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

May show LERD: Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. ...Read more

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What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck .doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good. ?

What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck .doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good. ?

Cannot tell: Need to be examined, can't really tell what is it from your brief description, see your doctor or seek another opinion, meanwhile, use warm compresses, warm liquids, and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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TSH 0.24, T3 and T4 on the very low end of "normal". Why do I have this tightness feeling in the base of my throat?! Treatment?

TSH 0.24, T3 and T4 on the very low end of "normal".  Why do I have this tightness feeling in the base of my throat?!  Treatment?

More workup: TSH is on low side. Are you on thyroid hormone replacement? If "tightness" of the throat is the complaint, you should get a neck(thyroid) ultrasound to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Throat tightness ?

Throat tightness ?

Many options: If it is of recent onset and associated to swelling of soft palate, or lips, tongue or difficulty to breath may be an emergency. Otherwise many things may cause it: dry throat, elderly ( presbyesophagus), webs in the esophagus, gerd or reflux, stenosis from cancer , achalasia or pseudo achalasia, or something acute like pharyngitis x virus or strept throat. Even neurosis or anxiety may cause it. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

Depends: Depends on the cause. It can be due to allergies, flu, growth of mass, infection or allergic reaction.. Depending on the cause the treatment will vary. ...Read more

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Throat Tightness (Definition)

Throat tightness is a sensation that the throat space is narrower or smaller than usual. This can be due to inflammation or swelling of the throat, such ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more