Chest tightness

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acid reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Bloated stomach

More information on Acid reflux is available here.

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Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

More information on Asthma is available here.

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Asthma Attack

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Unable to talk in full sentences
  • Shortness of breath at rest

More information on Asthma Attack is available here.

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Heart attack

A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Sudden chest pain
  • Chest pain spreading to neck
  • Chest pain spreading to left arm
  • Chest pain spreading to jaw

More information on Heart attack is available here.

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