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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best medicine of chest tightness and shortness of breath and asthma?

Please recommend the best medicine of chest tightness and shortness of breath and asthma?

Treatment of asthma?: Not sure what you are asking, are you wanting the best medicine to treat symptoms of shortness of breath and chest tightness associated with asthma? ...Read more

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What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

Pharmacist: Any Pharmacist would be able to suggest something to ease the symptoms provided it is not a serious infection. Prospan, Bronchol, Mucospect are examples of what could help. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

ER Visit: Sorry - chest pain can never be treated appropriately over the internet. You need an urgent visit with a provider who can see you in person. ...Read more

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Your advise was therapy for past trauma and not eating /sleeping well. When i read your reply my body was hurting and chest tight. How do i open up?

Your advise was therapy for past trauma and not eating /sleeping well. When i read your reply my body was hurting and chest tight. How do i open up?

Chest tight/ myalgi: I think it may be best for you to join health tap prime or concierge health tap so you can have a physician and therapist to talk to regularly , as an open forum is not the best modality for treatment. Camomille tea may be a bit relaxing but you do need to speak to someone live for an extended period. Follow up with a local therapist or health tape prime or a concierge health tap physician. ...Read more

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I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

Asthma: Sounds like severe asthma. I highly recommend that you see an allergist to determine your triggers and get it under control. You may be a good candidate for xolair treatment. Find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise?  Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

Yes but: You're correct, however there are exceptions to every rule. If you're having chest tightness and squeezing, it could be an atypical form of angina, but could also be a type of asthma or muscle spasms. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

Emergency Room: Call your emergency medical services to transport you to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Why every time i go to take a shower i feel like i can't really breathe that good and then when i get out I have chest tightness?

Why every time i go to take a shower i feel like i can't really breathe that good and then when i get out I have chest tightness?

Your bronchial tree: May be overreacting to the steam and giving u a type of asthma attack.See a Pulmonary doc for testing.Does hot or cold water( more or less steam) make a difference? ...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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What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chest tightness?

How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What can asthmatics do for lingering chest tightness?

Asthma: If an asthmatic has some lingering chest pain or shortness of breath, it may be an indication of inadequate treatment of asthma. You may require more puffs of bronchodialtors or steroid containing inhalers, if these does not help, you probably will be benefited by breathing exercises or yoga. ...Read more

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Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Heart disease : Although uncommon in a 35 yo female, coronary heart disease comes to mind. You need to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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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

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