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A 68-year-old male asked:

Can gerd and acid reflux cause some chest tightness normal chest x ray and complete blood count normal is there some inflammation which is the cause?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Very common: The stomach entrance is just behind & to the left of the heart. Periodic backwash of stomach acid routinely irritates the lower swallow tube & can trigger tightness or spasms. Reclining after meals, caffeine, nicotine, stress & many foods can aggravate this. Diet & behavior modification can help many as can acid reducer preparations.

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