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What Causes Tightening Of The Chest
Acid, asthma, heart!: Most likely source of chest tightness occurring at rest at night with or without nausea is gastroesophageal problem (heartburn, acid reflux, ulcer). Another source is lung-related (asthma, COPD). The deadliest source is heart-related (heart attack, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, blood clot in heart/lung). GO TO ER NOW to rule out a heart problem!!! If ER clears you, then go to PCP for eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chest tightness be caused by stress? I have been working long hours and when i wake up in the morning for a few hours my chest is very tight.
Can bad posture when sitting down cause slight chest tightness. There is no pain whatsoever.I tend to hunch over alot. Stress test, ekg, chest xray was normal. Only feels tight when i sit, sometimes?
Posture?: Posture does have an effect on body functioning. If you know you slouch, work to ways to improve your posture. As a thought, if you are overweight and sit slouched over, the compression of your chest over stomach can cause that tightness. It is great the medical tests were negative, so improve your posture and follow up with your doctor if the tightness continues. Be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could cardiac chest tightness last 7 days in a row? Tightness is all day. Had ekg,blood,xray, 24 hr moniter 2 months ago and fine. Chest tight again.
Chest symptoms: you need to see a doctor for further evaluation ...Read more
Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?
Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more
Trouble sleeping, anxiety, hiccups for over 2 years everyday, tight shoulder&neck muscles, chest tightness with shortness of breath, digestion issues?
Troubling symptoms: Without knowing your physical and emotional history or your family's medical history anything would be a guess. However, if you have been suffering two years, you have my sympathy. Consult your primary care physician. If s/he cannot help ask for a referral. Your problem can be in multiple body systems and will require examination and tests to determine the cause(s). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart. Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem. Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when i'm resting too.
What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?
I ate a lot of sugary foods today and I am now experiencing chest tightness and pain. I'm not overweight and I'm fairly sure I'm not diabetic. Causes?
Unrelated: Sugary foods are not the cause of your distress. Like anyone your age , your pain is either related to a gastrointestinal or musculo-skeletal cause. Coronary disease in a 21 year old female is too rare to consider seriously. I see you're taking prednisone. A common side effect is abdominal pain. Is your chest pain kind of down low -like maybe coming from your tummy? ...Read more
Allergic: Yes, you are apparently allergic to one of the substances found in the yogurt. You may want to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely - but if you suspect, call your doctors office to inform him that you want to stop it and try an alternative. ...Read more
What could cause chest tightness? I had normal ekgs and lab work but having these pains for weeks now?
Surprisingly: It is usually associated with other symptoms such as fatigue, heart palpitations, undue sweating headaches etc. It also comes and goes. If this applies to you it could be as simple as diet, particularly the junk. Symptoms are often just "alarm bells" ringing in a complex system and provide warning that all is not well. ...Read more
Severe chest tightness heaviness but no pain in the left arm.. What could the other causes be? This has been going on for 6 yrs..
Many things: The good news is that heart attack would be near the bottom of the list for chest pain in a 26 y/o. Other causes can be reflux, esophageal spasms, anxiety disorder, abdominal issues like gallbladder, and more. You should see a doctor. Any chronic condition for 6 yrs should get looked at. ...Read more
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