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A 24-year-old male asked:

Everytime i eat or drink something, i feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. are these gerd symptons?

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Dr. Jason Wilson
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: These symptoms might be gerd but, depending on your age and risk factors, need eval by a physician to ensure that this is not related to your heart. Also, there are other causes of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) such as esophageal strictures that may need further treatment. You can start by taking a medication like Pepcid (famotidine) over the counter x 2 weeks but if you have chest pain, see a doctor.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly: .... And can be a sign of atypical or an extra intestinal manifestation of gerd. However, given the nature of your symptoms, i would consult your physician just to make sure it is not something more serious.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Spasm: If your esophagus is spasming it feels like this. Try smaller bites, or go to liquids only when these episodes occur. GERD can be a trigger for esophagus to spasm. Get an EGD and evaluation for GERD. Be well.

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