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What could be the reason for pressure in the chest after heavy smoking?


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Published At April 4, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 30-year-old male. I started smoking heavily for just three months and I feel a pressing sensation in my chest. What does that mean? Should I be concerned? Please help.

Thank you.


Thank you for stopping by!

I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues.

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing symptoms of chest pressure. As a 30-year-old male who has started smoking heavily within the past three months, it is possible that these symptoms could be related to your recent smoking habit. Smoking can cause a variety of respiratory and cardiovascular issues, including shortness of breath, coughing, and chest discomfort.

Chest pressure, also known as chest pain or discomfort, can have many different causes, some of which are serious and require immediate medical attention. It is essential to seek medical advice if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, particularly if they persist or worsen over time. Your healthcare provider can help determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and provide appropriate treatment and management strategies. They may recommend diagnostic tests such as chest X-rays, electrocardiograms (ECGs), or lung function tests to help diagnose any underlying conditions.

In the meantime, I would strongly recommend you quit smoking altogether to help reduce your risk of developing serious health problems in the future. Quitting smoking can be challenging, but there are many resources available to help you quit, including nicotine replacement therapy, counseling, and support groups.

I hope this information helps provide some insight into your symptoms.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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