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Is it normal to have chest tightness after having heartburn? I'm not having trouble breathing and this has happened multiple times

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Dr. Dipali Desai
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it is normal to feel chest tightness after having heart burn.
This is very common reason people get scared and end up in emergency. But it is treatable with simple acid suppressant medication and avoiding hot and spicy food and some other healthy eating habits.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is normal to feel chest tightness after having heart burn.
This is very common reason people get scared and end up in emergency. But it is treatable with simple acid suppressant medication and avoiding hot and spicy food and some other healthy eating habits.
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Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

The cause of heartburn is acid reflux which can be caused by a number of conditions.
Besides heartburn, acid reflux can cause symptoms that can be confused with cardiac disease such as chest pain and chest tightness. However, even though you are young, it would not be unreasonable to have an EKG performed if the symptoms persist. Also, medicine you take for reflux should resolve the symptoms.

In brief: Yes

The cause of heartburn is acid reflux which can be caused by a number of conditions.
Besides heartburn, acid reflux can cause symptoms that can be confused with cardiac disease such as chest pain and chest tightness. However, even though you are young, it would not be unreasonable to have an EKG performed if the symptoms persist. Also, medicine you take for reflux should resolve the symptoms.
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