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A 31-year-old female asked:

When gerd is acting up i get attacks if shortness of breath that lasts a few minutes. rest of the time i'm fine. happens more often when eating.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked.

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Last updated Apr 10, 2016

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