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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Why am I exhausted and have a heavy chest most of the time?

Query: Hello doctor,I got intense pain in my ovary a few days back. I had experienced similar pain before due to an ovarian cyst that burst, and this time I took tablet Naproxen and tablet Paracetamol that alleviated the pain. It was my first time taking the tablet Naproxen. I felt better, and the pain did...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. However, the symptoms you are experiencing could be due to multiple reasons. 1) I suspect you to be caffeine sensitive as you say caffeinated beverages and poor sleep aggravate your symptoms. People who are caffeine...  Read Full »

I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. How frequently should I get the treadmill test done?

Query: Hello doctor, I run about five kilometers every alternate day. I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. So, I went in for a TMT test. I want to know the frequency at which such tests are to be done. I am attaching the results of my tests.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your health query and can understand that you are worried about your heart. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On review of your TMT (treadmill test), I see no issues with your heart. There are no cha...  Read Full »

I have pain in my chest and it last for about 45 seconds. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. Two years back, my blood and cholesterol levels were normal. My blood pressure is mostly 125/85 mm Hg. I had a sharp pain that lasted 1 to 2 minutes yesterday. The first pain was about 45 seconds, and then 30 seconds later, I had another 45 seconds of pain. It was l...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When did you experience the pain? Are you a known smoker, or do you often consume alcohol? Do you have a family history of heart diseases? I suggest you do an ECG (electrocardiography), lipid profile test, and fasting blood sugar test as soon as you can. Your wei...  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

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 »

How long will it take for pneumothorax to heal, and what can be done to improve healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with pneumothorax three months back, and I was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a week. My current medications are Faronem, Seroflo Rotacap, Neucleofit, and Tramadol. I still have chest and throat pain, occasional shortness of breath, hand tremors, sometimes ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and throat pain, shortness of breath, hand tremors, chest heaviness, pain in the underarm, hand, upper back, and shoulders. You were diagn...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 cause fluctuations in blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother tested positive for COVID-19 45 days before and tested negative after 13 days. Before getting COVID-19, she took some ayurvedic medicine to control her blood pressure, but after COVID-19, her blood pressure reached 170/97 mm Hg even when she took her usual medication. Sometimes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query for your mother with chest heaviness and weakness in post-COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) phase. First of all, for her blood pressure variation, she must be having hypertension even before she got a COVID-19 infection. I think for which she...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of chest heaviness and tightness due to costochondritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ongoing chest heaviness and tightness unresponsive to inhalers and Prednisone. My chest X-ray has been normal, and a chest CT scan as well as stress echo and regular echocardiogram. The only diagnosis I have is esophagitis and gastritis, but I have been taking medicati...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your doctor has ruled out the respiratory and the medical causes of your chest tightness, possibilities are that of costochondritis or muscular weakness, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatic diseases. There are a few questions I need you to answer: Is...  Read Full »

How can one stop coronary artery disease (CAD) from progressing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 72 years old female from a rural area. I feel tired or chest heaviness after climbing stairs and while doing household chores. What is the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, as you mentioned, you feel tired and, more importantly, feeling chest heaviness while performing home chores and climbing stairs or streets. CAD (coronary artery disease) is caused when there is a partial or complete obstruction in the blood vessels supplying the mu...  Read Full »

Why do I have heaviness in my chest and heart with heavy breathing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking medicine for the last five months. I have heaviness in my chest and heart. I feel very weak. My breathing is heavy. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have chest heaviness and breathing difficulty for the past five months now. You have mentioned your one HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) value of 7.5 percent. It seems that you have type 2 diabetes. You have not mentioned the medications taken by you. You have...  Read Full »

Can H.pylori infection cause heaviness in chest and throat after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four months, I feel heaviness in my chest and throat a few minutes after eating like food stuck there. I consulted a gastroenterologist, he did an endoscopy and came out with H.pylori Infection. I am on two weeks medication. Are my symptoms due to this infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms you mention seems to be due to esophageal (food pipe) problem. However, the H.pylori infection infects the stomach and usually causes acid-related symptoms like acidity and pain but is all confined to the stomach area, not the esophageal area. S...  Read Full »

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