Often Wakes Up In The Middle Of The Night When The Chest Feels Tight?

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At night, I want to ask what causes me to often wake up in the middle of the night with my chest feeling tight or depressed, etc. I deal with it by drinking warm water to ache my nails, after that it’s a bit relieved just accompanied by belching, It’s often I feel when after drinking coffee or subject to excessive wind, Is it classified as the heart or an ulcer like that ??

1 Answer:

Hello Ratna,


Thank you for the question.

Shortness of breath and chest feeling like pressure can refer to heart, stomach (ulcer), or other organ systems. This condition is very frequent if repeated, heavy with activity, or to make you sweat cold, nausea, vomiting, weakness, blurred vision, and other heavier complaints appear, it is better not to be left alone. Go directly to your doctor or doctor of internal medicine. It is feared, tightness and pressure in the chest that you feel refers to a dangerous condition and requires prompt treatment is also appropriate from the doctor.


Here are some conditions that can trigger tightness and pressure in the chest:

Heart attack
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Asthma
Acute bronchitis
Others, for example congestive heart failure, pneumothorakx, gastritis, peptic ulcers, cholangitis, pleurisy, bronchhiolitis, allergies, panic attacks, nightmares, somatoform disorders, and so on

In mild conditions, often these complaints will improve with:

Eat a little but often
Limit foods or drinks that aggravate complaints, such as coffee, tea, chili sauce, sauce, coconut milk, fried foods, soft drinks
Not taking drugs carelessly
Compress the tightness and pressure of the chest with warm water
Don't wear clothes that are too tight
Do not overeat before bedtime
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke
Drink more warm water
Regularly exercise every day
Not too many thoughts or things to worry about excessively

But in more severe cases, further treatment from a doctor is clearly needed. To make the right diagnosis of the cause of tightness and pressure in the chest, the doctor will be able to direct you to undergo further tests, such as heart records, x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and so on.


Hope this helps ...

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