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Why do you have shortness of breath when your gerd attacks? why you need to burp to feel relieved?

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Dr. Marvin Ott answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

of the esophagus and refluxing of acid into your air tubes can cause a shortness of breath like sensation. Often, burping relieves the pressure in the stomach, which improves the reflux. Hope this helps!

Answered Oct 29, 2014

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