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Old 01-23-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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why does my chest always feel tight

why does my chest always feel tight,and iam always short of breath,what could be wrong with me..when i lay down i cant breath and throughout the day iam always trying to get a good breath..please help

 
Old 01-23-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: why does my chest always feel tight

It could be acid reflux. Many people suffer from acid reflux without knowing it. You should talk to your family doctor about your problem. I used to be the same way until I started on prevacid. It's a medication they give to people who have acid reflux. Hope everything gets better. Good Luck!

 
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Re: why does my chest always feel tight

It is possible that you have asthma or acid reflux (which can mimic the symptoms of asthma).

Chest tightness and difficulty breathing are two of the main symptoms of asthma so you should definitely see a pulmonologist right away to get your breathing tested and to get on a treatment plan. If you have any symptoms of acid reflux (heartburn, feeling of a lump in your throat, etc.) be sure to tell the doctor so that he can treat the acid reflux. If it is causing the symptoms you'll need to get it under control to manage the asthma symptoms (and for some people treating the acid reflux will cause the asthma to subside).

 
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