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Nasal congestion, phlegm, feeling chest tightness while lifting things. Acid reflux?

Hi, I have been having a problem in my chest when I lift things a certain way or work all day. I experience phlegm and congestion and sometimes nasal congestion as well. I also get an uncomfortable feeling or discomfort in my chest and back. I have had my heart checked and it is fine. I was told it may be acid reflux. However it seems to bother my after lifting or moving things a different way. Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Chest discomfort can be caused by acid reflux disease indeed. This condition is very often associated with asthma. This disease can be responsible for your other symptoms, especially chest tightness, phlegm. Coughing is very characteristic for asthma. Physical activity can make this condition worse and trigger phlegm secretion.
Chest pain while lifting can be also caused by spine problems or muscles problems.
I suggest you to visit pulmunologist and have blow test (spirometry done). You should also consult orthopedist and consider spine MRI.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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