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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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. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

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

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

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

Cardiologist

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 »

Are chest tightness and burning signs of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it possible to overexert yourself? My chest seems to be tight and burns a lot. I think that I have got asthma. I have these feelings for few days. I was feeling sick due to suspected covid-19 for a few weeks. After few days, it was getting better. Then I overexerted myself by carrying h...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is similar to COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). But you do not have any other symptoms like fever, loose nose, diffculty in breathing, cough, cold, and throat pain. You just have a breathing problem. Use the medications prescribe...  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

Cardiologist

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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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 »

How to cure gastritis pressure on the ribs and chest?

Query: Hello doctor, My chest is heavy with some pressure on it and on the backside of the ribs as well. I can understand it is a gastric issue, but it is severe now. How to cure this? Please prescribe some best medicines which gives some immediate relief.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your history, and have seen the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think there is more a problem of cough and chest pain. I doubt if it solely a gastric issue. The gastric issues or gastric acid reflux usually cause heartbur...  Read Full »

Why do I feel chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I am suffering from numbness in my hands and toes. I also have wheezing. I am getting moderate chest pain and cough when I take a full breathe. I feel heavy over my chest. My body feels like burning, but also freezing under comforter. I have entire body pain a...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your query. As you are describing your symptoms above it seems to me like a viral condition, which has affected neuromuscular system too.¬†Probably, the entry port of this infection is the respiratory system. There are several viruses and bac...  Read Full »

Will hypertensive medication cause stomach bloating and chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling bloated (gas in the stomach), heaviness in the chest, feeling that there is phlegm in the throat. When burping or belching, I felt relieved and fine. But after a while, the above symptoms appear again. I am a 60-year-old female with hypertension and I am currently taking...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I guess you are on Twynsta 40/10 which is a combination of Telmisartan and Amlodipine and Bisoprolol 5 mg. So this is likely a gastric and reflux problem, however, sometimes symptoms of gastritis and heart disease overlap in elders with such symptoms. Electrocardiog...  Read Full »

What could cause heavy chest while breathing post strep throat recovery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had consulted earlier here. I had complained with issues of cold and strep throat. Doctor had prescribed Azithromycin, Crocin, and Fexofenadine. The strep throat is recovering. I no more have running nose but I feel that my chest is heavy while breathing. Could you please tell me what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you had a strep throat and now your chest is heavy while breathing. Upper respiratory tract infection is very common complication of untreated or partially treated strep.throat it makes your chest heavy while breathing due to thick mu...  Read Full »

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