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What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

A few to consider..: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc..Can cause chest pain..As well as lung and heart, and chest wall (costochrondiritis). There are certain characteristic symptoms each illness causea..Ie. Frequency/chronicity of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most likely have...Consult your doc... Best of luck.. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

Multiple things: 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. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

What are the causes of shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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Are headaches, accelerated heartbeats and pressure in the left side of the chest symptoms from anxiety?

Are headaches, accelerated heartbeats and pressure in the left side of the chest symptoms from anxiety?

Seek help: I would recommend you first see your physician to rule out medical causes. However the symptoms you describe could also be anxiety, so after making sure that there is no physical reason for your problem, seek treatment w mental health provider who treats anxiety and panic disorder. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pressure in the head and ears accompanied with tiresome and difficulty in breathing?

What are the causes of pressure in the head and ears accompanied with tiresome and difficulty in breathing?

Allergies/sinus: Sounds like you are having allergy symptoms in your sinuses and lungs. Take over the counter loratadine, fexofenadine or cetrizine, once daily, and getting more treat, en from your doctor should he. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the chest discomfort from anxiety?

What are the causes of the chest discomfort from anxiety?

Hyperventilation: Hyperventilation (either subtle or marked) can lead to chest tightness or pain. ...Read more

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Can lots of humidity in the air cause shortness of breath tiredness and a slight pressure in your upper back near your lungs?

May be: High humidity may cause a feeling of suffocation and produce the symptoms you alluded to. However, it would be prudent to see your doctor to rule out other issues. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain and pressure in the left eye?

What are the causes of pain and pressure in the left eye?

Many: Pain and pressure feelings in an eye can be a sign of a myriad of conditions from minor annoyances like dry eye, sinus disease to serious conditions like glaucoma, uveitis and infections in the eye. You must seek an ophthalmologists opinion for this. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue, shortness of breathe and sighing, all of which are chronic. The two breathing symptoms started around the same time.

What causes fatigue, shortness of breathe and sighing, all of which are chronic.  The two breathing symptoms started around the same time.

Fatigue: You mention having nasal congestion, this is often reported as causing difficulty with breathing. Cough or cold symptoms or chronic sinus symptoms can be associated with fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

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Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest and back pain when sneezing?

What are the causes of chest and back pain when sneezing?

Depends on your age: Generally at young age you are not expected to have any pain. As you get older and tissues are not as strong will cause pain, sneezing, such as cough the produces a lot of force within the chest cavity, and within the spine. This produces stress on the ribs or back and causes pain, with osteoporosis. However the most common cause of back pain is bulging disc which is pushed out more. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of pain in the right side of my chest when exercising?

Several: It may be related to your chest muscles, ribs or lungs (pleurisy). It may also be related to liver and gallbladder inflammation. A doctor should evaluate what makes the pain worse and what improves it to make a definitive diagnosis. It is usually not heart related, but only your doctor can say for sure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain and difficulty in swallowing?

DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving. ...Read more

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What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pressure in the eye and burning?

What are the causes of pressure in the eye and burning?

Pressure: Eye pressure may be caused by glaucoma, migraine, thyroid eye disease, and sinus pressure. Burning may be caused by dry eye, eye drops, chemical injury, and blepharitis. Call your doctor is these problems persist. ...Read more

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