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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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Chest tightness and feel the need to take a deep breath. Doesn't happen all time, but happens at rest. Doesn't happen when working out. ?

Chest tightness and feel the need to take a deep breath. Doesn't happen all time, but  happens at rest. Doesn't happen when working out. ?

Biofeedback: ANXIETY Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia. ...Read more

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I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, i took cefix,duspatalin,metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?

I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, i took cefix,duspatalin,metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?

Need to rule out: clot of lung, especially from embolus (clot broken off from another location traveling to the lung). Septic clots could also do the same thing. Intestinal infection should be better by now. ...Read more

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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more

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Had a sharp pain n tightness in chest it went up 2 my shoulder made me throw up. Shortness of breath.now my chest hurts wen I try 2 take a deep breath?

Had a sharp pain n tightness in chest it went up 2 my shoulder made me throw up. Shortness of breath.now my chest hurts wen I try 2 take a deep breath?

SOB: You are a young female. What you are describing is something described as pleurtic chest pain. This being cardiac in origin would be unlikely. The shortness of breath can be secondary to 1) Pulmonary Embolism 2) Small spontaneous pneumothorax 3) Musculoskeletal chest pain 4) If you are truly SOB would recommend to seek medical help. A chest Xray could help rule out #2 and a ddimer #1 then NSAID ...Read more

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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Very much so: I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. ...Read more

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Why am i still having trouble breathing about 2 hours after my run? The run felt pretty good. Chest is tight and having a hard time taking deep breath

Why am i still having trouble breathing about 2 hours after my run? The run felt pretty good. Chest is tight and having a hard time taking deep breath

Exercise asthma?: See your doctor and describe what happens. Exercise asthma is not uncommon and the air quality can matter. It is usually easy to treat and doesn't mean you'll be chronically ill. Only that you may have to modify your athletic/exercise routine. Good luck. ...Read more

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For 2 1/2 weeks had sinusitis and bronchitis. Finished z pack. Saw pcp wed and was told my lungs were clear. Still bringing up mucous, though clear. Today chest feels tight and I have mild pain in heart area when taking deep breath. I do have mild asthma.

For 2 1/2 weeks had sinusitis and bronchitis. Finished z pack. Saw pcp wed and was told my lungs were clear. Still bringing up mucous, though clear. Today chest feels tight and I have mild pain in heart area when taking deep breath. I do have mild asthma.

Hard to say: If wheezing and short of breath - maybe, but you should be seen by your doctor for another evaluation asap. Btw, z-pack is great for bronchitis but worthless for sinusitis however, since 98% of all sinusitis is viral related, it probably makes no difference for your recovery time. ...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