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Can gerd or esophagitis trigger breathing problems, choking sensations, excess mucous production, coughing, and chest tightness?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

- GERD can be associated with breathing difficulties such as bronchospasm and aspiration. ...Dyspnea, occurs with GERD because stomach acid reflux into esophagus.with aspiration into lungs and pneumonia results. Sour taste and burning in the back of the throat, hoarse voice, and a cough may all be signs of stomach acid regurgitating up the esophagus into lungs. GERD is the name of the disease

Answered Dec 9, 2018



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