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Consistent shortness of breath, chest tightness and chest pain

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: July 15, 2021 5:43 PM
Anonymous 28 days

Dr,is it normal I feel shortness of breath almost every day, I have chest pain and chest tightness too,is it I need to go to the hospital ? Or it just normal things to those who have panic disorders ? But I already trying to do deep breath technique, I’m also trying to avoid any triggered that may cause panic attack, I stopped taking any caffeine for a long time,is it what I feel due to panic attack or another illness ?

Dr Sashini Seeni 14 days
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

Your question is about you are having symptoms of cardiovascular system such as shortness of breath, chest pain and chest tightness. You also have panic disorder which you concern about the relation between them.

For your information, shortness of breath, chest pain and chest tightness are common symptoms of panic disorder where you may experienced these symptoms during an attack; at the same time, these are common symptoms for certain cardiovascular diseases as well, such as:

  • stable angina
  • unstable angina
  • coronary artery disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • inflammatory heart disease
  • pneumonia if respiratory system is affected

Therefore, to rule out these diseases and to make a final diagnosis for the symptoms you experienced, a further detailed history is required as some of the symptoms are overlapped within these diseases. A doctor examinations and investigations such as blood test, ECG, and chest imaging are essential as well.

We highly recommend you to present to hospital or clinic for further examinations and investigations, then a proper treatment plan will be given for a better outcome.
You also can contact us for an online consultation for assistance.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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