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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have hiatal hernia/gerd(good diet +nexium 40mg).was cleared by 2 cardiologists(ecg, echo...), but every night i get tight chest/breathing diff.why?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia ?: It could be the hernia if it is a large one and slides into the chest specially when laying down or eating a large meal. Hard to tell without seeing the studies done. Mention this to your doctor.
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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Try sleeping one night in recliner. If you don't have pains then it may be hernia from being flat.
Apr 17, 2013
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
From the acid: The acid in your stomach is leaking up into your esophagus when you lay flat. This causes pain in your chest. It's not from your heart.
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