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A 31-year-old female asked:

Shortness of breath seems to happen when gerd is bad. didn't happen for months it's back. lungs and heart checked last time it acted up. both ok.help!

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The ACID fumes: which are regurgitated from your stomach to your esophagus (gullet) ALSO "BURN" the UPPER AIRWAY thus leading to irritation of the upper lung...thus Shortness of Breath! Control the GERD....you will control the lung problems! Hope this helps! Be Well DR Z
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Bronchospasm...: Bronchospasm can happen as a result of GERD. Usually, this gets better with treatment of the GERD. If it is very uncomfortable, your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler that will help until the GERD symptoms are under control. If your shortness of breath becomes severe, go to the nearest ER. Good luck!!!

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