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Feeling chest tightness and heaviness. Suggest remedy?

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hi doctor,

i am feeling chest tightnessness and heaviness

can yo please suggest me some remidy please
Posted Sun, 27 May 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 25 minutes later
Hi,
Thanks for posting the query.
After going through your query, I would like to ask a few questions before commenting:
1. Is this the first time you are getting these symptoms?
2. Do you smoke?If yes then how many per day and since how long?
3. Have you ever visited a Pulmonologist?
4. Has your pulmonary function test been done?
5. Has your ECG/ 2D echo been done?
6. Do you have swelling of legs?
7. Is your shortness of breath only episodic or is it continuous? If episodic then when is it more?
8. Do you hear whistling sound during the attack of chest tightness?
9. Do yo have any other symptom like cough, fever, etc? Any other disease?

Please do let me know these answers that may help me in answering your question accordingly.

Regards

Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
MBBS MD DNB
Consultant Pulmonologist
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Follow-up: Feeling chest tightness and heaviness. Suggest remedy? 7 minutes later
Is this the first time you are getting these symptoms? yes doctor since 15 days
2. Do you smoke?If yes then how many per day and since how long? no i
3. Have you ever visited a Pulmonologist? no doctor i didnt get apponiment
4. Has your pulmonary function test been done? no
5. Has your ECG/ 2D echo been done? yes i consulted general physian they said its good
6. Do you have swelling of legs? no
7. Is your shortness of breath only episodic or is it continuous? If episodic then when is it more? its continous breathing is ok for me
8. Do you hear whistling sound during the attack of chest tightness? little bit
9. Do yo have any other symptom like cough, fever, etc? Any other disease? no cough, no fever but feeling food undigested, still feeling like lot of hungry, i clearly undertand feeeling tirdness is beacuse of this



Please do let me know these answers that may help me in answering your question accordingly.
Follow-up: Feeling chest tightness and heaviness. Suggest remedy? 17 minutes later
Is this the first time you are getting these symptoms? yes doctor since 15 days
2. Do you smoke?If yes then how many per day and since how long? no i
3. Have you ever visited a Pulmonologist? no doctor i didnt get apponiment
4. Has your pulmonary function test been done? no
5. Has your ECG/ 2D echo been done? yes i consulted general physian they said its good
6. Do you have swelling of legs? no
7. Is your shortness of breath only episodic or is it continuous? If episodic then when is it more? its continous breathing is ok for me
8. Do you hear whistling sound during the attack of chest tightness? little bit
9. Do yo have any other symptom like cough, fever, etc? Any other disease? no cough, no fever but feeling food undigested, still feeling like lot of hungry, i clearly undertand feeeling tirdness is beacuse of this
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 3 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for answering the queries.
I would like to comment the following:

1. Your xray seems to be normal.
2. You need to visit a Pulmonologist and get your Pulmonary function tests done. If obstructive airway disease is diagnosed then inhalers may be be started to you.
3. Also the possibility of GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease) leading to chest tightness exists. Hence an antacid medication like Tb pantoprazole + domperidone can be taken by you (1 tablet in the morning before breakfast). Avoid spicy or heavy diet. Do not stay empty stomach for more than 4 hours.
4. If symptoms persist despite this then a HRCT scan of the thorax might be required along with further evaluation.

I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer follow up queries if any.
Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries.

Regards

Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
MBBS MD DNB
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Follow-up: Feeling chest tightness and heaviness. Suggest remedy? 5 hours later
thanks very much doctor
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 3 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
You are welcome.
Regards
Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
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Follow-up: Feeling chest tightness and heaviness. Suggest remedy? 3 hours later
Doctor,

Then what making to feel chest heaviness

Thanks,
Vinay
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 4 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Most probably the chest heaviness may be due to underlying obstructive airway disease or GERD. It will be clear on Lung function test.If the lung function test is normal it would be better to get a HRCT thorax done.
Regards
Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
MBBS MD DNB
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