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What Causes Feeling Of Chest Filled With Air Along With Burping?

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Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Question: I am 62 years old woman. I had a very stressful encounter with a loud neighbor. Since the encounter, my chest feels like it filled with air, I keep burping, there is no pain, but it has me worried. I am thinking its just gas?? but it came on when the neighbor and I were arguing so I am not sure what is happening??
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it is anxiety(panic) attack, no need to worry,no heart problem likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Symptoms of chest filled with air, burping, no pain almost rule out the possibility of heart attack.You have taken low dose aspirin,it is also fine.
Relation of symptoms with stressful encounter with neighbor is suggestive of anxiety problems.

When you were making arguments, due to stress, your sympathetic nervous system got activated.This lead to symptoms you are feeling.

No need to worry. They will subside on its own in 20-25 minutes completely.
You can take deep breath as follows: deep inhalation with mouth open for 3 seconds,keep breath in lungs for 3 seconds and exhale slowly for 3 seconds.This will help you relax faster.

Note: If you have past history of heart problem, or you are suffering from blood pressure problem and symptoms persist for more than 25 minutes or worsen, consult Emergency department then only.

Hope I have answered your query,

Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki.
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What Causes Feeling Of Chest Filled With Air Along With Burping?

Brief Answer: it is anxiety(panic) attack, no need to worry,no heart problem likely Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Symptoms of chest filled with air, burping, no pain almost rule out the possibility of heart attack.You have taken low dose aspirin,it is also fine. Relation of symptoms with stressful encounter with neighbor is suggestive of anxiety problems. When you were making arguments, due to stress, your sympathetic nervous system got activated.This lead to symptoms you are feeling. No need to worry. They will subside on its own in 20-25 minutes completely. You can take deep breath as follows: deep inhalation with mouth open for 3 seconds,keep breath in lungs for 3 seconds and exhale slowly for 3 seconds.This will help you relax faster. Note: If you have past history of heart problem, or you are suffering from blood pressure problem and symptoms persist for more than 25 minutes or worsen, consult Emergency department then only. Hope I have answered your query, Regards, Dr.Chintan Solanki.