A 30-year-old female asked:
Why do you have shortness of breath when your gerd attacks? why you need to burp to feel relieved?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
The irritation: 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!
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