Tight Chest and Shortness of Breath

Tight Chest and Shortness of Breath

Chest pain and breathing difficulty (known as dyspnea) do not always show an impending heart attack. Someone going through these types of symptoms may not be suffering from a cardiac problem. Although the signs and symptoms are mainly associated with heart and lung problems, severe pain from neck, stomach and back can spread to the chest and will demonstrate these signs. Limited blood supply or accumulation of fluid/blood usually leads to tightness, heavy pressure and pain in the chest. Labored breathing will be one of the major tight chest symptoms.

Acid reflux disease can be treated with the help of antacids, medication like H-2-receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors, and so on. At the same time, making changes in lifestyle, using home remedies like having buttermilk after meals, etc., can also help in treatment and prevention of GERD to a great extent.


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  • Those who have recently quit smoking often feel apprehensive on the sight of brown or black mucus, it is normal for you to be coughing up mucus.
  • It is just a mechanism employed by the body to be able to discharge tar and other toxins.
  • So, put your own concerns aside.
  • You just need to remain firm on your decision to avoid smoking.
  • If you do experience other bothersome signs, consult a doctor at the earliest.

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Is difficult for a common man in order to assess whether the underlying cause of the aforementioned signs and symptoms is level of acidity or something serious such as heart attack. A delay in treatment (if the signs show an impending heart attack) can lead to serious health implications. Neglecting the signs may even show to be fatal. The above symptoms, when noticed, should be considered as an emergency to rush to the hospital. If you have a problem in swallowing, then too, you should consult your doctor immediately.

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