U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Orlando, FL
A 20-year-old male asked:

Felt nauseous and short of breath during exercise. diagnosed with gerd after normal chest x ray, ecg echo stress test. panic attack gerd or heart?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 18 years experience
Most commonly GERD: with normal CXR,ECG and echo, findings are less likely cardiac. Exercise has been known to trigger reflux. Figure out if its your routine (crunches on a full stomach), or diet (aggravating foods, coffee, OJ). Try some PeptoBismol before exercise to see if chnages. Keep a diary of when it happens, how you feel, and what you had to eat that morning. It will give you and your doc the best picture.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.