Chest Heaviness

Chest heaviness is seen in conditions like heart attack, anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), straining of intercostal muscles, pneumonia, asthma, rib fracture, hiatal hernia, and pulmonary hypertension. To prevent chest tightness, avoid stress, exercise regularly, and get the underlying disease treated.

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I feel my chest is painful and swollen sometimes. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,Some times my chest is swelled, and some times it is normal. If I pressed that it is hard and gives pain. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Harshul Gohel

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your age, there must not be any cardiac anomalies. But we should also rule out, as sedentary lifestyle nowadays. Need for a proper description for swelling like size, when increase or decrease, soft, hard, pulsatile, any associated symptoms or not, pain,...  Read Full »

Do my TMT reports show anything serious?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has undergone angioplasty last year. He went for TMT review last week. His TMT report shows variations, but he has no symptoms. His blood profile is normal for blood sugar and cholesterol. He is currently taking the following drugs, Deplatt 75 mg (0-1-0), Rozat 5 mg (0-0-1) and...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and I understand your concern. I need to know a few more details to help you better. Is there any history of diabetes or chest pain or hypertension? Does he get breathlessness on walking? Does he suffer from any swelling over the fee...  Read Full »

There is tightness and pain below my ribs on the right side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a tight feeling below my ribs on my right side. Sometimes, a little painful but other than that I am feeling very well.   Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. The tightness could be due to gaseous problem or disease of the organs present in that area like liver, gallbladder or ascending colon. Sometimes, liver pathology can cause such symptoms. In my opini...  Read Full »

Why is there difficulty in breathing and chest heaviness after climbing stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female. After sneezing, I observed something round and grey in color. Sometimes, I feel short of breath and heaviness around the heart. I begin to feel body pain and tiredness after climbing like 20 stairs.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuradha Natarajan

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get your heart checked with an echo. Do an X-ray to see what is in the lungs. You might be anemic. So, check your hemoglobin too. For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

What is the reason for chest heaviness after starting homeopathy treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a hiatus hernia, GERD and irritable bowel syndrome for the past two years. I have started taking homeopathy treatment. I am consuming it for about three weeks now. But after taking it, I am having a painful swelling and enlargement of my breast. It causes an unnatural...  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The heaviness of breast can occur due to premenstrual symptoms. The heaviness of chest can occur because of bloating and acidity. To get rid of acidity, you can take one spoon of Gulkand before and after taking meals. It has a soothing effect on the gastric tract. If yo...  Read Full »

I have tightness in chest. Is it start of a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with cold and cough. A week before I had cold, I felt some tightness in my chest that was aching. It was associated with some burning sensation on top of my back and around my shoulder blades. Since I had cold, the condition has got worse and has remained for few days const...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can understand your genuine concerns. Firstly, let me assure you that it is not a heart attack. So, you need not have to worry.   Read Full »

What could be the reason for my acidity and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, 9 years before, I delivered my first baby. Since after delivery, I have suffered from breathing problem. Only when I release the gas or pass motion, I use to feel relieved. I underwent all the tests and everything was normal. It lasted for 2 years and then subsided. My diet was completely...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are related to a gastric problem. Try to avoid herbal medication as some of them are irritating to stomach and worsen the acidity. Your symptoms and normal investigations suggest the possibility of IBS (irritable bowel disease) or indigestion from decreas...  Read Full »

I cough up mucus with specks of blood. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,The last few weeks I have been coughing a lot. Multiple times a day I will gag and cough up mucus. Sometimes it is clear and sometimes it is green with red specks in which I assume is blood. I have a pressure on my chest so breathing can be hard.  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and went through the attachment you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sometimes violent coughing can lead to specks of blood in sputum. You said that you have chest congestion and greenish sputum. That means you ar...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me the tests to be done to differentiate angina pain from gas pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and my weight is 97 kg and height is 5 feet 7 inches. I had been having heaviness on the chest and pain on my shoulder and left arm since few days. I went for ECG twice but it was normal and even echo at rest was normal. My blood pressure was high around 160/100. May...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can well understand your worries and want to add that, TMT (treadmill test) is not the only test to rule out if this pain is cardiac in origin or not. Although it is a very sophisticated screening test and we can find out if there i...  Read Full »

Why does my breathlessness get worse when cocaine wears off?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking cocaine once a week for 20 years and on the 1st of last month, I started getting a cough and breathless. It was getting worse when the cocaine wore off. Anyway, I had an ECG which was clear and a 24-hour tape also clear. CT scan on lungs clear. Then I had an ultraso...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, cocaine has got a wide range of effects on the heart. So, hypokinesia means there is some damage to the heart which may be due to cocaine or may be due to coexistent coronary artery disease. So, you will need coronary angiography preferably, conventional and...  Read Full »

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