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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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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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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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3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths , back/body pain, extreme fatig?

3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths , back/body pain, extreme fatig?

Not sure?: I'm not sure what the question is. Did your MD give you medication and have you finished it? Did you get better and then get worse again? It is common for the cough and fatigue to linger after the bronchitis has resolved. If you are having all new symptoms then you should be re-checked. ...Read more

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I have had chest tightness and difficulty taking a full breath since sept. My ribs/sternum feel sore. Also occasional numbness in left shoulder. Help?

I have had chest tightness and difficulty taking a full breath since sept. My ribs/sternum feel sore. Also occasional numbness in left shoulder. Help?

Needs evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful medical evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ekg and chest x-rays. The symptoms might be due to a lung problem, heart problem or even a cervical spine problem. It needs to be determined. ...Read more

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