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What breathing symptoms should I look for; not wheezing but feels tighter to breathe?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Trouble breathing
Throat/chest tightness (with or without wheezing) can be caused by many things: infection (chest cold, bronchitis, pneumonia), asthma, allergy (food, medication, environment), irritation (smoke, pollution, climate change), anxiety, decreased oxygen (anemia, lung problems, high altitude) or even heart problems.
If it persists or gets worse, get checked out by your primary care doc.

In brief: Trouble breathing
Throat/chest tightness (with or without wheezing) can be caused by many things: infection (chest cold, bronchitis, pneumonia), asthma, allergy (food, medication, environment), irritation (smoke, pollution, climate change), anxiety, decreased oxygen (anemia, lung problems, high altitude) or even heart problems.
If it persists or gets worse, get checked out by your primary care doc.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: See doctor...
If you are experiencing "tightness to breathe", you need to be evaluated by your doctor asap.
This is potentially a life-threatening symptom which should always be evaluated so it can be diagnosed and treated promptly.

In brief: See doctor...
If you are experiencing "tightness to breathe", you need to be evaluated by your doctor asap.
This is potentially a life-threatening symptom which should always be evaluated so it can be diagnosed and treated promptly.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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