Respiratory (Lung) Problems
When asthmatic patients are subjected to allergens, the muscles in their airways constrict and narrow, resulting in tight chest, pain, and pressure. Some of the most common symptoms are coughs, shortness of breath, and wheezing. They are normally treated with the use of inhalers to alleviate the feeling.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chest tightness is likely to occur to those who have COPD. You may also feel like something is wrapped around your chest even when you are at rest.
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
This is a chronic respiratory illness in which the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs constrict. The symptoms of PH are shortness of breath from ordinary activities, weariness, dizziness, and a tight chest when the heart is strained.
Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Problems
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
This is a condition that occurs in your digestive tract. When stomach acid goes up the esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth and stomach causes heartburn.
Psychological (Emotional) Problems
This is a common condition in which people do experience chest tightening and other several symptoms such as rapid breathing, heart pounding, muscle tightening, nervousness, or even difficulty in breathing.