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Heavy stomach,pains between breast bone,uncomfy breathing,achy body. Acid reflux?

Heavy stomach,pains between breast bone,uncomfy breathing,achy body. Acid reflux?

Might be: acid reflux but body aches are not typically a symptom of acid reflux disease. The body aches, stomach pain, uncomfortable breathing may also be related to a viral infection. see your doctor if it doesn't go away soon. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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 causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Acid reflux : The balance and noise issues are not related to acid reflux but all the other symptoms are. See your local ENT and they can check your hearing and sort out all of your problems with the reflux. Good luck! feel better! ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

Through asthma: Acid reflux can lead to breathing in of stomach acid into the lungs. This can irritate the lungs and cause asthma type symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. ...Read more

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My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils were removed is she eligible for disability?

My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils  were removed is she eligible for disability?

You're kidding ??.: Disability issues are determined on a state by state basis. Such medical issues are common in early childhood & resolve as a kid grows older.Why a kid would be considered disabled because of routine childhood illness is a bit much to consider. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. I have noticed that my breathing is disturbed but not starving for air.Milk and other food makes it worse?

I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. I have noticed that my breathing is disturbed but not starving for air.Milk and other food makes it worse?

Acid reflux: You have noticed breathing disturbances with your acid reflux, do you snore? Wake at night gasping for breath? Feel tired all the time? Are you overweight? If yes to some of these then you may have sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor and get evaluated for this. ...Read more

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Im 29 and have suffered anxiety for a few months. I was on Busiprone for about a month and developed disturbed breathing. I was told its acid reflux?

Im 29 and have suffered anxiety for a few months. I was on Busiprone for about a month and developed disturbed breathing. I was told its acid reflux?

Possibly: Everything they tell you is right. Buspirone is commonly used for anxiety. It very, very rarely (.07%) has acid reflux as a side effect. Acid reflux often causes disturbed breathing as lungs try to discharge acid fumes that irritate them. If the reflux improves, so should the breathing. How's the anxiety? Try adding CBT it will teach you skills for dealing w/ it. Best! ...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 burning pains in stomach and trouble breathing?

Yes: Acid reflux can cause these symptoms but many other issues can as well. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, you can start an over-the-counter reflux medication. ...Read more

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Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Listen to your body: Hunger is due to fluctuating low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause many symptoms because it irritates the autonomic nervous system. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food, eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, beans and unprocessed grains to keep blood sugar balanced. Sleep 7-8 hours, exercise through the day, and manage stress skillfully. ...Read more

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It's troubling breathing through my mouth and I feel stomach palpitations, is it acid reflux? how can I fix this?

It's troubling breathing through my mouth and I feel stomach palpitations, is it acid reflux? how can I fix this?

Neither are...: ...particularly consistent with GERD, and may not even be due to the same condition. You sound appropriately concerned, so please check with your provider for advice based on directed questioning and physical examination. ...Read more

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Abnormal EKG cardioligist said it was questionable n was 90% sure it was nothing. Still having chest pain n breathing prob acid reflux bad what to do?

Abnormal EKG cardioligist said it was questionable n was 90% sure it was nothing. Still having chest pain n breathing prob acid reflux bad what to do?

Possibilities...: Acid reflux, or GERD, can cause symptoms like chest pain, sour taste in mouth and it can even cause bronchospasm leading to shortness of breath. But, there is effective treatment for GERD so see your family doctor who may refer you to a GI doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more