Chest Pain And Tightness When Sleeping

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Night Doctor, my parents (Dad) sometimes (when tired) experience pain in the chest and a bit tight, in certain positions (eg sitting) pain in the chest a little bit subsided, but returned to the position of sleep tightness again, people active smokers frequent cough with phlegm. So my question is whether these symptoms include asthma? can tightness be alleviated with nebulizer (sabutamol) …? please explain

1 Answer:

Hello Muslikh,


Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com.


Chest pain accompanied by tightness can be caused by interference with several organs of the body, including disorders of the lungs, stomach and heart. It's just that the definitive diagnosis cannot be determined because it needs a physical examination and further supporting checks.


Chest pain accompanied by tightness due to lung disorders can be caused by inflammation of the lungs. Trade that occurs can be triggered due to infection or because of frequent exposure to pollutants. Such as cigarette smoke, vehicle smoke, fire smoke or factory smoke. Inflammation caused by smoking can lead to bronchitis. Which is typical of this disease suffered in active or passive smokers.


Stomach disorders can also cause chest pain and tightness due to increased stomach acid. Gastric acid itself increases when in a state of stress, irregular eating patterns and too much consumption of coffee, noodles, spicy food, acids and soda. Gastric acid will rise to the esophagus at night and will make the esophagus dry.


Besides chest pain and tightness can be caused by interference with the heart, which occurs in the narrowing of the heart arteries due to the accumulation of cholesterol in blood vessels, or damage to blood vessels due to diabetes or smokers.


It says that you experience shortness and chest pain when breathing, did you have a history of allergies before? If you have a history of allergies, then it can lead to asthma. Which is marked by typing when breathing. But if not, then it can result from the use of cigarettes. To make a definitive diagnosis, it is necessary to do a supporting examination of the lung in order to see abnormalities in the lung or not.


If you experience a fever over 38 and are accompanied by coughing and shortness of breath, then consult a doctor immediately.


May be useful. Always Healthy 😊

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