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 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 »

Are chest tightness and burning signs of COVID-19?

Query: Is it possible to overexert yourself and then not be able to breathe afterwards for days? like chest feels really tight and burns and feels like ive got asthma or something from lifting something heavy? Been feeling like this a few days now. Was feeling sick with suspected covid19 for a few weeks. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello. the situation you are going through i can understand. its a pandemic that people of the world are suffering. your condition is quite similar to Covid19 cases, but do not worry, symptoms like FEVER, LOOSE NOSE, DIFFICULT IN BREATHING, COUGH, COLD AND THROAT PAIN are for covid positive persons...  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 »

Why do I get chest tightness and difficulty in sleeping with normal test results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and weigh about 50 kg. I am currently having chest tightness and anxiety. I have been prescriped Zapiz 0.25. However, it is not helping much. Can I take another? About a year ago, I was asked to start Serlift and I started weaning off them about three months ago. Sometim...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are of active anxiety, but only Zapiz (Clonazepam) is not going to cure anxiety for you. Zapiz is a temporary relaxant (Benzodiazepines are relaxants used in an emergency) and works well when there are active symptoms of anxiety. But it is not a perman...  Read Full »

Do symptoms like sore throat, chest heaviness and dizziness with no fever indicate Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is about the Coronavirus. I have been having some symptoms such as indigestion, sore throat, slight heaviness in the chest area (sometimes) and dizziness (sometimes). Dizziness could be because of panic.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not panic, it is not Covid-19 if there is no fever. For sore throat, you can start warm saline gargles.  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. 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 »

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