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How to manage the feeling of hollowness and slight pressure in the chest?


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Published At November 6, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a feeling of hollowness in my chest and slight pressure. I have also been dizzy for a couple of days. I have a history of anxiety but it is never this prolonged. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Since you have a history of anxiety, your current symptoms may be anxiety-related. However, it is also important to rule out any other underlying conditions. I would suggest that you consult a doctor for a physical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. In the meantime, you may find some relief by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, stretching, and meditation. I would suggest you the following relaxation techniques that may help reduce your anxiety:

Breathing: Sit or lie down in a quiet place. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose, counting to four. Hold your breath for a few seconds, then exhale slowly through your mouth, counting to six. Repeat for several minutes.

Progressive muscle relaxation: Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Focus on one muscle group at a time, such as your hands or neck. Tense the muscles for five to 10 seconds, then release and relax for 10 to 20 seconds. Move on to the next muscle group and repeat the process.

Visualization: Close your eyes and imagine a peaceful scene, such as a beach or forest. Focus on the details and try to imagine yourself in the scene, feeling calm and relaxed.

Mindfulness meditation: Sit in a quiet place and focus on your breath, taking deep, slow breaths. As thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them but do not dwell on them. Just let them pass through and return your focus to your breath.

I hope these techniques help you feel more relaxed and comfortable. Remember, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor to rule out any underlying conditions and receive appropriate treatment. Additionally, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram), and blood test to rule out cardiac issues.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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