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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 can cause chest pressure and pain?

Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest pressure?

What is the definition or description of: Chest pressure?

Chest pressure: Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax. ...Read more

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Could smoking cause chest pressure?

Could smoking cause chest pressure?

Smoking: I'm not sure what you mean by "chest pressure." smoking causes all kinds of changes in your blood vessels and in your heart as well as in your lungs. Shortness of breath, heart pain are just a few of the long-term consequences of smoking. You don't say how long or how much you smoke. That makes really little difference because no one should smoke at all . Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause chest pressure?

Can gallbladder cause chest pressure?

Unlikely : While anything is possible, gallbladder induced pain is usually felt in the right upper abdomen just under the ribs, and just below the tip of the beast bone. It sometimes radiates to the crack on the right side, but not the chest per se. Chest pain however always raises the possible of cardiac or heart pain, which is considered an emergent problem requiring a trip to the er. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does burning chest pressure mean ?

What does burning chest pressure mean ?

Burning CP: If you have burning chest pain it is likely to be due to acid reflux or esophagitis. Recommend checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the reason for increased chest pressure?

Chest pressure: Lots of possibilities too many to describe here, if you are concerned about yourself consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pressure after inversions?

Investigate: Get your Lipid profile done and also do ECG and consult a cardilogist ...Read more

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What could be causing chest pressure in a fifteen year old male?

What could be causing chest pressure in a fifteen year old male?

Seek eval: Multiple possibilities, some severe. Most common include musculoskeletal pains of inflammation in the rib and sternum joints. Heart and lung problems that are potentially serious require prompt physician evaluation. ...Read more

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I sometimes suddenly start experiencing chest pressure ,sob as well as coughing.my chest pains a lot what it could be ?

I sometimes suddenly start experiencing chest pressure ,sob as well as coughing.my chest pains a lot what it could be
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Mgt: I would suggest developing an asthma action plan with your physician. This form may be found online. Asthma symptoms vary and in general using Albuterol inhaled with a spacer device in addition to your Budesonide will help to control the symptoms. Avoid smoke and any allergic triggers, use mattress and pillow covers. An inbox consult is available also. ...Read more

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I noticed that the day I've masturbated, I have a tiny amount of chest pressure(upper side) some hours later. Is it normal? What's you advice?

I noticed that the day I've masturbated, I have a tiny amount of chest pressure(upper side) some hours later. Is it normal? What's you advice?

Not related: It is unlikely that the pressure hours later is related. The physiologic changes have resolved long before that. ...Read more

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How late my does costochondrituis last? Also, does it make your upper back tense? I have sob with it but it has gotten better. I have chest pressure.

How late my does costochondrituis last? Also, does it make your upper back tense? I have sob  with it but it has gotten better. I have chest pressure.

Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium and vitamin d supplements. Adopt good posture, do back strengthening exercises and consider seeing a chiropractor. ...Read more

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verpamil180 and midodrine5mg head&chest pressure,bp still low even w/laying.hr45lay,90+stand. on120verapamil-tachy breaks thru-what2 do cant function?

See below: I don't know what your underlying issue is, but based on what you listed, I think you need to either go to the ER or call your treating physician. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pressure (Definition)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation ...Read more