Chest tightness, Painful respiration: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes chest tightness and painful respiration? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Asthma Overview

Learn about asthma. Explore the types of asthma and read information about their symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!

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2

Emphysema

Emphysema is a lung disease that, along with chronic bronchitis, represents a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lack of oxygen may give skin and lips a bluish hue.

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3

Costochondritis (Tietze's Syndrome)

Costochondritis an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. Learn about costochondritis symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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4

Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)

Pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, occurs when air is trapped in the space around your lungs. Learn about the types of pneumothorax and the treatment for it.

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5

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease and the most common type of lupus. One of its common symptoms is a rash on the cheeks and nose called a "butterfly rash."

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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