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?

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Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 19 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.
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