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Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

Yes: You could aspirate the gastric contents and can cause asthma and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. John Berryman
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath and hoarseness or is it something else?

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Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath and hoarseness or is it something else?

It can : Acid reflux may cause hoarseness and persistent cough-sob. Or it can be something else too. You should rule out cardiac causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild exertion echo.xray pft CBP thyroid are normal weight is ideal no asthama?

Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild exertion echo.xray pft CBP thyroid are normal weight is ideal no asthama?

GERD? : Gastroesophageal reflux or GERD (is that what you mean by lpr reflux?) can cause aspiration and bronchospasm. The refluxing acid can trickle down the airways (aspiration) & cause them to spasm. You can then get shortness of breath, wheezing & cough. If you are having these symptoms, then do discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist because help is available. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal?

Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal?

Perhaps: If the laryngopharyngeal reflux is causing excessive mucus or buildup in the airway such that it is difficult to move air, then perhaps. Alternatively ways this condition could lead to shortness of breath include excessive coughing which interferes with normal air movement, or postnasal drip leading to asthma. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux/gerd cause shortness of breath?

Can acid reflux/gerd cause shortness of breath?

GERD: in some patients with Gerd, microaspiration occurs, which could result in shortness of breath either from direct aspiration into the trachea or from reflux-induced asthma. Just another reason to get Gerd under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a few months, I have been experiencing shortness of breath, more when I am sitting or lying down (improved by exercise) and frequent forced burping with occasional acid reflux. Could all of this be caused by reflux or is it more serious?

For a few months, I have been experiencing  shortness of breath, more when I am sitting or lying down (improved by exercise) and frequent forced burping with occasional acid reflux. Could all of this be caused by reflux or is it more serious?

Without ↑information: & detective work, impossible to say at a distance. Yet your theory (you're the only one who can perceive your symptoms) does make sense & you demonstrate an understanding of basics of differential diagnosis methodology. Like everyone, you are your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will), regardless how competent, or not. Be ware, reflux, long term, does drive esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? i am suffering from acid reflux.

GERD: A burning sensation in your chest or chest pain, dysphagia and dry cough, but not dizziness and shortness of breath. See your health care provider for complete examination and tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks. ?

Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks. ?

Not likely: that a small hiatal hernia can cause breathing problems. Have your doctor investigate other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath reflux is it worse lying down?

Possible: Depending on the cause, shortness of breath could get worse with lying down; called orthopnea. Reflux can also get worse with lying down. ...Read more

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Last night i ate fruits and the shortness of breath was gone. But this morning i woke up and the shortness of breath returns. Because of acid reflux?

It could be reflux: Your right, it could be reflux; however, other conditions that could cause shortness of breath, especially after lying flat, include congestive heart failure, kidney failure, and special types of lung problems. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help!:)?

I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help!:)?

Need more info: Your physical characteristics may play a role. Some questions you need to consider are the situations when this occurs. Is this whenever you are moving, or intermittent? Is it at certain times, like right after a full moon? It sounds like you have seen a doctor since you had a cardiac work up and know you have reflux. You could be anemic, but unlikely for a werewolf. More history please. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of acid reflux be similar to copd ie shortness of breath chest discomfort burping?

Acid reflux: symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and burping. These symptoms are more similar to those experienced due to heart disease (angina, heart attack) than to symptoms of COPD. There may be some overlap with symptoms from all three conditions. If a person is unsure about what may be causing these type of symptoms, there should be a medical workup to determine the origin. ...Read more

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I have no acid reflux symptoms except for I can burp nonstop. recently I've noticed a sensation of shortness of breath. hiatal hernia??

I have no acid reflux symptoms except for I can burp nonstop.  recently I've noticed a sensation of shortness of breath.  hiatal hernia??

GERD: The belching and substernal symptoms with shortness of breath are findings seen in many cases of reflex esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Inflammation of lower esophagus is frequently associated with shortness of breath due to substernal extension of the inflammation. Omeprazole is used to treat these symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux . ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. No chest pains or shortness of breath. I'm a hypochondriac so I always assume the worse. I have acid reflux. Trapped gas?

Shoulder pain.  No chest pains or shortness of breath. I'm a hypochondriac so I always assume the worse. I have acid reflux.  Trapped gas?

See a psychiatrist: If indeed you are truly a hypochondriac that can be a serious condition. Would encourage you to see a psychiatrist. In reference to your shoulder pain ,there's not enough information to make a comment. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more