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tightness in Chest


Posted by Clive B.

I am 45 years old , 180 lbs. and 5' 7" . Whenever the time(temperature)  gets cold, my chest tightens and it becomes a little difficult to breath. I just relocated to the US ( in August ) from Jamaica. Whenever this happens my chest also burns a little. Can you explain?

 

Clive

 
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Clive, anyone who develops tightness in the chest, whether at rest or during activity, should consult a doctor for a professional evaluation. The risk of early heart disease and the possibility of serious harm if you have it means that you should definitely not rely on online advice for your diagnosis or plan for seeking care.

Having said that, there are a number of causes of tightness in the chest that your doctor may consider - these include coronary artery disease (heart disease causing angina ), cold-induced asthma, and heartburn or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). As I say, you should get a professional evaluation, and if your pain worsens, you should seek immediate professional evaluation, or call 911! 

 

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