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A 32-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
GERD: - 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
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Last updated Dec 9, 2018


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