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My lung sometimes feels tight. Does this mean that I have asthma?

My lung sometimes feels tight. Does this mean that I have asthma?

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

Lung (Definition)

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


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What does 70% lung capacity mean? Can it be caused by tight muscles?

What does 70% lung capacity mean? Can it be caused by tight muscles?

Usually seen as a-: -result of PFT's & it means after all the tests are done, it means you have 70% lung function compared 2 what is expected 4 Ur age, weight & height. Causes can be smoking, second hand smoke or some other cause such as asthma. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Shrinking lungs: 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

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What does tight pain on left side of chest mean?

What does tight pain on left side of chest mean?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not truly something that is DX over the computer, as the more serious issue could certainly be heart related with l sided chest pain. You need to see a dr. To get your pain evaluated to properly DX and treat you. If chest pain is severe, go to e.D. ...Read more

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My chest feels really tight. What does this mean and what can I do?

My chest feels really tight. What does this mean and what can I do?

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

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What does tightness in my chest mean when I run?

What does tightness in my chest mean when I run?

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

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What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

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

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What does it mean if you take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and get a tight chest?

What does it mean if you take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and get a tight chest?

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

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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?

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?

Bronchitis: Cough and phlegm production are typical symptoms of bronchitis. Chest tightness, pressure and wheezing may also occur. These are usually due to viruses in the winter months, but if your symptoms continue for longer than 2 weeks you should see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get heart arithmia and tightness in the chest?

What does it mean when I get heart arithmia and tightness in the chest?

Arrhythmias: Fast heart rates can cause chest discomfort if you are very symptomatic see your doc about need for meds. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/discomfort and chest pain, difficult in breathing and somehow I feel dizzy too. What does it means those symptoms?

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

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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?

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?

Probably yes: Yes, if you're on a blood thinner like warfarin (coumadin) or Heparin (lovenox), then gradually the clot starts dissolving and going away. However, make sure you follow up with your doctor and not stop the blood thinning medication unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Mother on a vent. Respiratory said chest too tight to wean off at this time. What is meant by the chest being too tight?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Unfortunately: "Spots on heart" during echo stress test is not a sufficient description to be able to provide you with an answer. It sounds like you are being evaluated by a health care professional. You should address your concerns and questions to that individual. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When I exercise, my chest gets really tight. I don't think this is an endurance problem. Could this be a lung problem?

When I exercise, my chest gets really tight. I don't think this is an endurance problem. Could this be a lung problem?

Possibly.: Chest tightness with exercise can be from a number of causes, the most serious being heart or lung problems. If one experiences tightness, an immediate evaluation by your physician is warranted. Exercise should be stopped until this evaluation occurs. ...Read more

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My chest gets tight randomly. It feels like my lungs cannot expand to their full capacity. Also I get an occasional shape pain. Is this alarming?

Are you anxious?: Anxiety/fear of the unknown can cause such symptoms. Go get some exercise and do some relaxing walks daily. It will likely all go away. It does not sound alarming to me. Not right now. ...Read more

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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?

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

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