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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. Dariush Saghafi
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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

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 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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21 years old , smoker , living in china(air pollution) , chronic sore throat , acid reflux , shortness of breath , should i be worried ?

21 years old , smoker , living in china(air pollution) , chronic sore throat , acid reflux , shortness of breath , should i be worried ?

Yes yes yes yes yes: Yes, being a smoker is bad, so never again from this moment onward. Yes, living in air pollution is unhealthy. Yes, any chronic pain should be check out by a doctor, including a chronic sore throat. Yes, acid reflux should be evaluated and treated. Finally, yes, shortness of breath should be examined as soon as possible. To summarize, yes to worrying about any of the 5 issues here. ...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 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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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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