cough, wheeze and have trouble breathing, according to the Mayo Clinic.
If you are experiencing chest tightness and discomfort, it may be due to the constriction of your airways.
If your pain gets worse when you make certain movements or press on parts of your chest, you may have musculoskeletal issues such as a pulled muscle from overdoing it at the gym the day before.
Costochondritis happens when the cartilage around your ribs becomes inflamed, according to the Mayo Clinic. It most often shows up in the sternum — at the exact position mimicking a heart attack. The pain you may experience is a sharp or shooting pain that gets worse when you press on the area. Although it has no clear cause, it may be a result of physical strain.
The good news is, it’s usually easy for a doctor to pinpoint and reproduce your pain by gently putting pressure on your ribs during a physical examination.
Heartburn (a burning sensation toward the bottom part of the chest) is one of the most common causes of chest pain.
This occurs when the digestive acid in your stomach makes its way back up your esophagus typically after eating certain foods, large meals, or too close to bedtime, the Mayo Clinic explains.
If you get heartburn frequently, it qualifies as gastroesophageal reflux disease and your doctor may require you to take prescription medication or other treatments to manage your symptoms.
Esophageal spasms or inflammation
Issues with the esophagus can also cause sensations of chest pain and discomfort due to