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What Does It Mean That My Lungs Are Tight
Perhaps...: I would need you to clarify exactly what you mean by "tight." then, there are pulmonary function tests that can be done to determine whether this symptom is due to asthma or something else entirely. These tests would be needed since the treatment would be different depending on the precise etiology of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?
Your lungs are shrivelling up. If you're still smoking stop if not don't start again.
Go have another chest x-ray and see your lung dr about solutions to make you comfortable. ...Read more
Tightness in chest: Means you need to talk with your Dr. ...Read more
See your doctor now!: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Potentially serious: Tightness in the chest experienced while running could be indicative of significant ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris) or exercise induced asthma. In either case you should urgently see a cardiologist who can do a stress test and some blood work to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more
Good To Get Checked: Normally, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not cause adverse effects related to chest pain or tightness. However, there can be effects related to increased heart rate or blood pressure. Also, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can cause increased anxiety, which could be experienced as chest tightness. If you are experiencing any chest discomfort it is worthwhile to get it checked out. ...Read more
Over stimulated: That is a common symptom of people taking stimulants for adhd. Much more common if you have anxiety disorder or indulge in caffeinated beverages, chocolate or decongestant medications. See your doctor to discuss this symptom, have heart rate, BP and rhythm checked, and to be sure you're on the correct dose. ...Read more
I have two quick questions one what does it mean if a cough gets worse and second does broncitis put pressure or tightness on your chest?
Arrhythmias: Fast heart rates can cause chest discomfort if you are very symptomatic see your doc about need for meds. ...Read more
I've been having tightness in my chest for 6 hours now and the pain staying at a 10 when I inhale and cough. What does that mean?
I have a sharp pain on my left and sometimes on my right chest and today I had this tight squeeze on my heart for a sec. What does that mean im scared?
Prob musculoskeletal: Probably muscuolskeletal but would see your primary physician to make sure. ...Read more
What does having a feeling of a heavy chest or tightness mean? I am the very "uptight muscles and stressed all the time" kind of individual, but am only a 25yr old female. Also I have cut down on drinking and now only have some here and there...I get kin
Unlikely heart: Unlikely to be heart disease given your age but getting checked out by a physician would be most prudent action. ...Read more
Chest tightness/discomfort and chest pain, difficult in breathing and somehow I feel dizzy too. What does it means those symptoms?
Chest pain: You are under 40 so cardiac causes for chest pain unusual. However, if you do substances like cocaine or meth that can be cause for chest pain. More common causes would be some type of asthma or anxiety. Fever? lower respiratory infection possible. I do not know your other risk factors, but PE on list too! ...Read more
I am not sure if my asthma is playing up or my chest is tight for some other reason. I have been exercising much more which means breathing harder.?
Breathing: Probably need a check an ekg maybe a breathing test. ...Read more
What does it mean when u have tightness of the chest numbness in your left arm and pain on left leg with numbness?
If you have: An acute onset of tightness in your chest and numbness of your left arm, go to the er to be evaluated for a heart attack. ...Read more
I was diagnose with pe a month ago. My chest dosen't feel tight or I don't have shortness of breath dose that mean that the blood clot is dissloving?
Mother on a vent. Respiratory said chest too tight to wean off at this time. What is meant by the chest being too tight?
Ventilator: Chest being too "tight" means that the lower part of the airway is trapping air and not functioning normally for her to yet take breaths and fill her lungs to capacity on her own adequately. When her lungs "relax" a bit they will be able to wean her. ...Read more
I had breast implants done 6 years ago and about 9 months ago my breast have become painful I have recently gained weight and I feel tightness in my chest can that mean a serious problem or is it just because of the weight gain?
Weight ocontracture: I have several patients who report similar symptoms of menstrual like breast sensitivity with weight gain. This seems to resolve or improve with weight loss as little as 5 pounds. However, it is also important to remain in contact with your implanting surgeon, depending on the type of implant, MRI evaluation may be considered for silicone implants as well as possible evaluation for contracture. ...Read more
What's if mean when my lips are numb n iam light headed n keep going dizzy n head feels right light and chest feels tight and blur vision?
Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get pinched at the level of the neck. The chest pain may be due to referred pain from a pinched nerve as well or due to inflammation of cartilage. It can also be something more serious like a brain tumor. You need to get examined by a doctor asap to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more
Hello I am 18 years old and I do smoke, what does it mean when I have phlegm in my throat, a tight chest, and I am wheezing. What should I do to help?
YOU NEED TO QUIT: Smoking. Your airways are kindly asking you to quit. Listen please. They may not be as kind next time and your symptoms may worsen quickly. ...Read more
Echo stress test for slow heart rate exercising Have had shotness of breathe and chest tightness. Found spots on heart during test. What does this mean.
Chest tightness SOB chest pain for two months. Clear chest ct, 3cxr, 3ekg, PFT good, lots of blood work. Albuterol mask at er, and rescue inhaler do nothing. Only thing that seems to work is ativan, (lorazepam) and it works well. Does this mean its anxiety?
Anxiety: Anxiety is capable of causing your symptoms especially if they are more noticeable at rest than during exertion and in view of your negative tests and response to ativan (lorazepam). For completeness a treadmill stress test and echocardiogram can be done, but I recommend that you discuss stress management with your physician and avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. ...Read more
Doctor when I breath I feel as if my lungs are tight n can't breath fully. Secondly from yesterday when I breath right lung pains from the lower side.
When I exercise, my chest gets really tight. I don't think this is an endurance problem. Could this be a lung problem?
I keep waking up and my lungs are very tight and it kind of feels like someone is sitting on my chest. I am a smoker and 22 years old?
My lungs feel tight... Like someone is squeezing them and it hurts when I breathe. It happens randomly throughout the day... What's wrong with me?
Probably... Asthma: 18 y/o Female says My lungs feel tight... like someone is squeezing them and it hurts when I breathe. It happens randomly throughout the day. What's wrong with me? Probably developing Asthma if one did not already have it earlier in childhood. Usually an Allergen, dust, smoke, pollutants in one's current environment could be acting as Triggers to induce chest tightness. Fairly Easy to treat See MD ...Read more
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