Chest discomfort or pain is not necessarily a sign of heart problem, as it can result from problems in the lungs, muscles, esophagus, ribs, or nerves. Some of the common causes of chest discomfort are angina, pericarditis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, panic attack, gastritis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
Why do I feel tightness in the chest even after even after taking asthma medicines for the past two years?
Query: Hello doctor, I am frustrated with my asthma. I am 26 years old and developed asthma two years ago. It went untreated for almost a year, then I started taking Qvar (two puffs twice a day) and moved to Symbicort. I am currently on 180/4.5 of Symbicort, two puffs twice a day. While it helped a lot, I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of treatment for asthma control and relief. I would suggest you - Use Levolin (Levosalbutamol) metered-dose inhaler (MDI) two to four puffs per day. Take capsule AB Phylline (Acebrophylline) 100 mg twice a day. Use Symbicort (Budesonide-Formoterol) th... Read Full »