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A 25-year-old male asked:

can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible but ...: It's possible ... If the GERD is very painful. Pain stimulates the vagal nerve (ie, heart rate responds to pain). Try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) at least 30 minutes before a meal to prevent this from happening. If this doesn't help, see your doctor - as acid reflux can sometimes mask other conditions. Feel better!

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