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A 19-year-old female asked:

How does what you eat affect your chest/ breathing. i can't tell which it is but something feels uncomfortable when i breathe in at times. i had an ekg & pulmonary function test done. the doctor said i was fine. trying to think of other options.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?esophageal: The ekg and pulmonary function testing are reassuring. If symptoms occur when eating or swallowing and there is no coughing or wheezing, some degree of esophageal dysfunction may be present. A consultation with a gastroenterologist is worthwhile if you still have concerns. If coughing and wheezing occur, see a pulmonologist.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Check for GERD: I suggest an abdominal ultrasound and tests for GERD. You can empirically start OTC Prilosec, Nexium (esomeprazole) or Zegerid; however, you will need to be examined and evaluated for reflux, gastritis, and H. pylori disease. Please call your physician and also ask for an abdominal ultrasound.

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