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Can acid reflux cause breathlessness

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly: Acid reflux can certainly be a problem in people with reactive airways (such as asthma)--causing increased shortness of breath. Irritability could be ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Ops tropism: if you do not have asthma or copd then why are you using ipatropium as there are side effects to any medication including IPR which includes increase ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Possibly: Acid reflux can precipitate bronchospasm/asthma. If you have a cold, that alone may be responsible for your feeling breathless.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Breathlessness: GERD can cause respiratory symptoms and can present with cough and sob rather than 'heartburn'
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GI evaluation: Could be gastric or gallbladder; however the breathlessness is concerning- call for an appointment ASAP.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
It is : Possible that antibiotics are affecting go system ; causing problems.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Seek help now: See a doctor about suicidal thoughts/ depression then take care of rest.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No ct scan: You don't need a ct scan. In fact, LPR can be difficult to diagnose, a d even when it is accurately diagnosed, very few go on to have permanent lung d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Most immediately: Take a liquid antacid which will neutralize both the acid in your stomach, your esophagus, and your mouth. Then make an appt with your doc to try to f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Unusual: Acid reflux can cause irritation of the upper airway, leading to cough and even shortness of breath. Evaluation by a doctor should be done to rule out... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
GERD: in some patients with Gerd, microaspiration occurs, which could result in shortness of breath either from direct aspiration into the trachea or from r... Read More

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