Pressure Or Heaviness And Throat Tightness

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

Pressure or heaviness in the throat, chest, shoulders, or back could be the sign of a heart attack. Sometimes your throat will feel tight as well. You may also feel like this if you are having a severe allergic reaction. Call 911 for emergency medical care. A panic attack can mimic these symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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