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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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 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 diagnosed with pn...  Read Full »

My girlfriend has chest heaviness, dyspnea, nausea, and occasional pain in the epigastric region. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has been having occasional pain in the epigastric region and nausea since last night. Also, she complains of chest heaviness and mild shortness of breath. Is it something serious? What to do now? Please give me your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Do not worry. It is due to hyperacidity. And I suggest you to give her the medications mentioned below, 1. Pantocid-L (Pantoprazole and Levosulpiride) capsule before meals three times a day. 2. Citrucel dietary f...  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 Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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. Gohel Harshul Maheshbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Will an additional calcium channel blocker help resolve chest tightness and tachycardia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an enlarged heart and left systolic dysfunction, and I am on calcium channel blockers and Perindo 2 mg. I had wine and experienced bad chest pain. I think I am going into cardiac arrest and currently have tachycardia, with my pulse at 146 bpm. There is no option for medical...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Perindopril (Perindopril Erbumine) 2 mg is good for your left ventricular systolic dysfunction. I would like to know which calcium channel blocker you are using. Some calcium channel blockers are contraindicated in left ventricular sys...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pressure in the upper left side of my chest despite getting normal test reports. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old and have been experiencing chest pressure on the upper left side of my chest with some pressure in my jaw and arm area. I consulted a cardiologist who did several tests, such as a 2D echocardiogram, ECG, Holter monitor, and an ETT test. All exams came back normal, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are usually many causes of chest pain, including peptic ulcer disease, costochondritis, respiratory tract infections, etc. Amongst the investigating done, did you do a lipid profile test? It is not included. Have you had any trauma to...  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. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

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 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 have tightness and pressure on the chest. How to overcome that naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest tightness and pressure in the chest, some steep pain in the ribs, and stiffness in the upper back, and sometimes I feel pain in that stiffness. How do I overcome it naturally?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although we discussed in detail about various steps required to control anxiety and its associated symptoms, it seems from the current post that you are not able to have proper control despite having consistent efforts. At this stage, I will request you consider the fo...  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 li...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 weight ...  Read Full »

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