Heaviness In The Chest

A tight or heavy chest can be due to COVID-19 infection, allergic reaction, anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease, muscle strain, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, etc. Chest heaviness is a symptom of an underlying condition and must be diagnosed and treated promptly.

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I have pain on right side of chest 15 years after a heart attack. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a massive heart attack 15 years ago. I am 54 years old now with a height of 173 cm and weight 64 kg. Within two weeks, angioplasty was done for me in LAD (left anterior descending) coronary artery. After four years, I had undergone bypass surgery for four vessels. Every year, du...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your entire case history. You are lucky that you have a good cardiac output. Your EF (ejection fraction) is all right and as per your stress test, there is nothing going in opposite and your heart is still doing well. Frankly speaking, heaviness on the ...  Read Full »

How to manage dry cough that is present from a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 51 kilograms and a height of four feet ten inches. I have a dry cough for a week intermittently. I have a slight heaviness in the chest while breathing. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take an X-ray of the chest in a posteroanterior view. You can do a throat swab test to rule out covid-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You can take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days, tablet Loratidine 10 mg thrice a day for...  Read Full »

I have hyperacidity and H.pylori infection. But, why is there heaviness in the chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a heavy feeling over the chest frequently. Sometimes, I also have pain near my left ribs when I move my hands. Whenever I stand up, little pain or crushing pain happens and disappears suddenly. I have done endoscopy for the stomach. I have hyperacidity and H.pylori infection. Also...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have reflux esophagitis with antral gastritis. Please say about your drug history and sent it. Proper treatment is required for eradicating the H.pylori infection.  Read Full »

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