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Doctor insights on: Acid Reflux Aspiration Into Lungs

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Symptoms from aspiration could include anything form mild to moderate cough, fever if pneumonia develops, etc. If you have acid reflux there is treatment for it so you should see ur doctor. No need to suffer. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How often does aspiration happen and exactly how does it happen? And why? How to prevent it? And can acid reflux cause it?

How often does aspiration happen and exactly how does it happen? And why? How to prevent it? And can acid reflux cause it?

Depends: It's entirely dependent on the individual patient. Acid reflux causes it. Indeed you have to have reflux, technically before it can be aspirated.
Predisposing factors are lying down with a lot of food in the stomach, age, diabetes, alcohol and sedatives and narcotics and other drugs, and any deformity of the structures closing off the upper part of the stomach like hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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How does aspiration occur when eating, drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux

How does aspiration occur when eating, drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux

Aspiration: Your windpipe and you've gut go together and when you swallow the food is directed into the gut but sometimes a little gets into your trachea or windpipe and cause you to cough it is not of any importance the fact that you have reflux may cause a little increase in that happening ...Read more

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Can acid reflux get into your lungs.

Can acid reflux get into your lungs.

Yes: Especially at night. Acid reflux disease is a common cause of nocturnal asthma, where the secretions can irritation and exacerbate an existing asthma condition. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lungs infiltrates / lung irritation?

Can acid reflux cause lungs infiltrates / lung irritation?

It's possible.: It is certainly possible if one's acid reflux results in aspiration of stomach acid or stomach contents, to get long infiltrates and lung irritation. Pneumonia is even possible in more extreme circumstances. If you feel you are aspirating due to reflux, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and severe anxiety recently ive been feeling like their is water in my lungs what should I do?

I have acid reflux and severe anxiety recently ive been feeling like their is water in my lungs what should I do?

Severe Anxiety: I understand your distress of severe anxiety
You deserve relief from Anxiety which is causing Acid Reflux
It is not likely that water in lungs is due to acid reflux or severe anxiety.
Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
For your peace of mind see a Physician and have X-ray chest.
Then see Psychiatrist for Therapy with Medication. ...Read more

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Would u feel lung pains in your back? Or the front of ur chest? I'm healthy 17 feeling small burns in chest area maybe acid reflux?

Would u feel lung pains in your back? Or the front of ur chest? I'm healthy 17 feeling small burns in chest area maybe acid reflux?

Possible: Acid reflux can cause it. Also depending if you have high blood pressure or diabetes, your heart has to be checked. Muscles can do that too. Its better if you see your so more testing can be done. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause the lower trachea and lungs to burn when breathing?

Can acid reflux cause the lower trachea and lungs to burn when breathing?

Yes, possibly: If the reflux of your stomach acid goes down your trachea and into your lungs you might get symptoms referable to your lungs. Before that you would probably be getting bouts of coughing from the liquid coming into your trachea from the top. It would be unusual for it to be able to go very far down into your lungs except if it happened when you were soundly sleeping. See your doc and maybe a pulm ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux get into your lungs, I get asthma type feeling when relux is bad. Does this meaning acids getting in the lung?

How does acid reflux get into your lungs, I get asthma type feeling when relux is bad. Does this meaning acids getting in the lung?

Breathing Acid: Yes. Of course. If you have acid in your esophagus, there are vapors of acid and probably some fluid droplets that you inhale, especially when laying down. This causes a bronchospasm that you experience as asthma. ...Read more

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I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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I've had a cat scan of my lungs and other tests and my oxygen is good, but I feel breathless sometimes. I have bad bile and acid reflux can that make?

I've had a cat scan of my lungs and other tests and my oxygen is good, but I feel breathless sometimes. I have bad bile and acid reflux can that make?

Asthma: Reflux is a cause of asthma. Have you had pulmonary function tests? With methacholine provocation? And a trial of bronchodilators? If not, your workup isn't complete yet. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of gerd or acid reflux feel like burning sensation in the lungs? I have chest discomfort, hard to tell if acid reflux or asthma type

Can the symptoms of gerd or acid reflux feel like burning sensation in the lungs? I have chest discomfort, hard to tell if acid reflux or asthma type

Check on chest pain: Pleuritic chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have tight chest and short of breath like asthma. Issit becos of acid reflux or lung problem.

I have tight chest and short of breath like asthma. Issit becos of acid reflux or lung problem.

Chest tightness: It can be either depending on what triggered your symptoms. See your doctor, they can help you diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

Treat LPR: If you have ruled out any cardiac and anxiety issue, you will need to get the LPR treated. If treatment failed, you may consider the Linx device. A Cochrane review had noted that treating reflux reduced the symptoms of asthma but did not improve lung function (if you have asthma). Vocal cord dysfunction may be triggered by LPR. Consult GI doctor for the LPR and ENT for vocal cord evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more