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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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/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. Beware, 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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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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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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Trouble swallowing+pain at times, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling of food stuck, hiccups after eating/drinking, acid reflux. Could it be cancer?

Trouble swallowing+pain at times, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling of food stuck, hiccups after eating/drinking, acid reflux. Could it be cancer?

Could be: While it could be, it's not likely. What is certain is that you need a test called EGD - you need to see a gastroenterologist for this. You sound like you have a stricture that would benefit from being dilated. ...Read more

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Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason. Ocassionally cough white clear mucus. Doc says acid reflux. Can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition.
It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis ...Read more

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Yesterday went to bed with huge acid reflux. Upon waking up a little short of breath. Oxygen saturation normal. Is this common?

Yesterday went to bed with huge acid reflux. Upon waking up a little short of breath. Oxygen saturation normal. Is this common?

Bad reflux can: Cause shortness of breath and can present similar to acute asthma.The acid from the stomach goes up and out the esophagus and down the trachea into the lungs. This acid burns the lungs causing swelling, increased mucus production and narrowing of the airways resulting in cough and shortness of breath. Rx- elevate head of bed to 30 degrees, increase dose of acid blockers, & see ur doc. ...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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I feel nauseous but not like vomiting, I feel dizzy, short of breath, dr said I may have acid reflux, im on Nexium (esomeprazole) and Zantac for 2 months. No luck.

Complicated: Nausea is a typical gerd symptom but not dizzy or shortness of breath. Those are unusual. I suggest you get a fresh evaluation by someone else - a second opinion, to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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I m short of breath with minimum exertion. Cbc, ecg, spirometry xray all normal. B12 a lil low and hv acid reflux. Previous smoker bt quit a year ago.

Exercise test?: If you have most problem in getting air in and the shortness of breath starts in less than 10 minutes after exercise, vocal cord dysfunction (in which the throat closes up during breathing instead of opening up), needs be considered. An ENT evaluation may be helpful. Absent that, I would recommend an exercise tolerance test to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Ops tropism: If you do not have asthma or copd then why are you using ipatropium as there are side effects to any medication including IPR which includes increase in acid relic increase heart rate dry mouth amongst others serious side effect being difficulty breathing ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause breathlessness, nausea and irritability? I laid down almost 1 hr after dinner. Could it be possible?

Does acid reflux cause breathlessness, nausea and irritability? I laid down almost 1 hr after dinner. Could it be possible?

Possibly: Acid reflux can certainly be a problem in people with reactive airways (such as asthma)--causing increased shortness of breath. Irritability could be due to the breathlessness. Nausea could be related or unrelated, and could worsen the reflux, making everything else worse in turn. If you are breathless, you should consider prompt evaluation by a physician. ...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?

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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How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

Backflow: Backflow of stomach contents (stomach acid and pepsin) into the throat and larynx can lead to inflammation and irritation. This chronic exposure can lead to an assortment of symptoms including voice change, loss of vocal range, sore throat, dry cough, foreign body sensation in the throat, throat clearing among others. Heartburn is not a frequent symptom in patients who reflux into the throat. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause hoarseness in your voice?

Yes: Acid reflux in the throat known as laryngopharyngeal reflux can cause hoarseness. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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