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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I wake up with a sudden jerk, chest tightness, and a feeling of oxygen deprivation. Are these symptoms of a heart attack?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old. Recently, I have shifted to a new place for my education, and since then, I have started experiencing nightmares every night. I get up from my bed with a sudden jerk, wide-open eyes, having a tight sensation in my chest, and feeling deprived of oxygen. Why is this hap... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The symptoms can be due to a panic attack or night terror as you have shifted to a new place. However, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram) and consult a doctor. If it is a panic attack, I suggest you take... 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 »
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 »