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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

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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I started having a sharp pain in my chest very few minutes or so for the last 3 days. It happens at all times of day and night. I thought it might be acid reflux but I don't have any of the symphtons they list for that. The pain is in the center of my ches

I started having a sharp pain in my chest very few minutes or so for the last 3 days. It happens at all times of day and night. I thought it might be acid reflux but I don't have any of the symphtons they list for that. The pain is in the center of my ches

Chest: Chest pain should never be ignored. It is crucial that you seek emergency medical attention to determine if you are suffering a heart attack, especially if use of otc antacids are not relieving your pain.
While chest pain can be attributed to indigestion, it is so important to go to the emergency room to have your cardiac status and labs assessed. Heart attacks are caused by a blockage in the heart that cuts off vital circulation to certain parts of the heart, causing tissue injury and chest pain is a sign of injury - this can be fatal!
if you are experience severe chest pain or pressure, call 911, do not drive. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms. It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms. It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Esophagus: GERD causes heartburn and sour eructations but spasm of the esophagus is what causes upper midback discomfort as well as pain in the front of the chest. Prilosec type medications relieve the acid reflux symptoms, but an esophageal spasm may be helped by drinking a glass of water. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise you about these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and take zegerid (40 mg) daily. Recently, I am experiencing a tightness in the middle of my chest. I have no other symptoms

I have acid reflux and take zegerid (40 mg) daily. Recently, I am experiencing a tightness in the middle of my chest. I have no other symptoms

Zegerid: Zegerid is a combination of Omeprazole (a proton pump inhibitor antacid) plus sodium bicarbonate as a quick relief antacid and helps to protect Omeprazole while in transit thru the stomach. It is used for patients with ulcers, gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn).

Chest tightness can be from a variety of reasons and needs better characterization. It can be from a gastrointestinal cause, such as gastroesophageal reflux, but can also be due to cardiac reasons, such as angina or a heart attack, or from lung problems, such as asthma, as well as from musculoskeletal problems. If this tightness has not been usually associated with your heartburn, then I suggest that you seek medical attention to make sure that this is not cardiac in nature. Since you do not provide any information about other medical conditions, history of risk factors for heart problems, such as smoking, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, I cannot give you an indication of likelihood of any of these diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and the doctor said I have acid reflux but asked only a couple questions so I'm still worried. What are some symptoms for acid reflu?

Heart burn: Acid reflux causes irritation/inflammation of the esophagus. Typically this is experienced as "heartburn". This symptom often follows a meal and is usually quickly relieved by antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids or by drinking water. Chest pain due to acid reflux is not brought on by exertion. Chest pain from heart disease is often brought on by exertion and not relieved quickly with TUMS (calcium carbonate) ...Read more

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I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying. No other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?

I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying. No other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?

Reflux NOT Cancer.: If chest pain is worse with movement, with Deep Breathing, with Pressure on the Chest = can be inflammation called CostoChondritis; Rx with Local Heat and Ice application or Anti Inflammatory medicine Ointment.
If Heart burn after eating or sour taste associated with Annoying Chest pain could be from Reflux. Try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole for 2 to 4 weeks.
See your MD if not better with above Rx ...Read more

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Multiple bubble popping noise around chest area feels like firecrackers popping no pain or symptoms in chest does it have to do with acid reflux/gerd?

Multiple bubble popping noise around chest area feels like firecrackers popping no pain or symptoms in chest does it have to do with acid reflux/gerd?

Get checked: Although you do not hurt, you should not have "bubble popping" in your chest. You are a 20 year old male and I would be concerned for spontaneous pneumothorax. ...Read more

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I take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux problems, my symptoms r better (chest, etc)But when I take Prilosec it seems it gets hard for me to swallow.

I take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux problems, my symptoms r better (chest, etc)But when I take Prilosec it seems it gets hard for me to swallow.

GERD: Gerd can cause difficulty swallowing, so it is difficult from your description to tell whether you have insufficiently treated Gerd or if you're having a problem with the Prilosec itself. Your best bet would be to see the doctor who recommended the Prilosec to determine if you should switch medicines or if you need further evaluation. You can use the Zantac (ranitidine) and/or Tums in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: That is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids, observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

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Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom?

Both: Chest discomfort is and can be a symptom of many medical problems! The most life threatening are heart disease and pulmonary embolus! These must be excluded first by a thorough history and exam! Then less emergent causes such as acid reflux can be evaluated! Please don't ignore chest discomfort! Could be life threatening ...Read more

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Yelling or speaking fast and loud cause coughing could this be a symptom of acid reflux? Also chest pain and a wierd stomach burn especially when hungry

Yelling or speaking fast and loud cause coughing could this be a symptom of acid reflux? Also chest pain and a wierd stomach burn especially when hungry

I think: "yelling or speaking fast/loud" could precipitate throat irritation and a cough; there's nothing about that that would suggest acid reflux. However, the second set of symptoms...chest pain and "weird stomach burn" could definitely be related to reflux. Would be ok to restrict acid foods (fried food, alcohol, high fat meat/dairy products, caffeine) and try OTC anti-acids for 7-10 days. Then to Doc! ...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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Symptoms are nausea, gas pains, acid reflux, burping, and chest pains. It started this morning. Everything but the gas & chest pains happen often.

Symptoms are nausea, gas pains, acid reflux, burping, and chest pains. It started this morning. Everything but the gas & chest pains happen often.

? Bad food?: At your age most common would be either something you ate didn't agree with you. Or a bladder-urine infection. Stay on liquid or light diet for 2 days, if not better see a doctor and least have your urine checked. You may also use Prevacid or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Is burping and throat/chest tightening symptoms of acid reflux? Is so what are some holistic or natural cures for this disease?

Is burping and throat/chest tightening symptoms of acid reflux? Is so what are some holistic or natural cures for this disease?

Yes and no...: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and I think you'll find all the responses you could want! Please however don't make the mistake of assuming chest discomfort is of esophageal origin until other problems, like heart and lung disease, have been considered and ruled out. ...Read more

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Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Maybe two things: Dust can cause chest tightness in someone with asthma. Cold can also trigger asthma. The sour taste may indicate reflux all the way to the mouth. Reflux also can cause chest pain or pain between the shoulder blades. Reflux can trigger asthma symptoms. First get help from a doc separating the issues. For reflux start an antacid and avoid heavy greasy food and late dinner. There are surgical options ...Read more

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I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

Reflux: It may... Consider modifying your diet as well: stay away from spicy foods, tomato based foods, greasy/fried foods, caffeine, and chocolate and alcohol too ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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