A 27-year-old female asked:
i have severe heartburn that keeps getting worse. leads to chest pains and difficulty swallowing and breathing. feels like my airway is constricted. family history of heart problems. could it be related?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest x-rays will be done. Possible causes include acid reflux, esophageal spasm, heart inflammation or attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), etc... One should not assume acid reflux is always the cause.
Answered on Nov 14, 2019
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