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Could indigestion cause you to feel short of breath?

Could indigestion cause you to feel short of breath?

Could be a problem: Sometimes indigestion and shortness of breath can be caused by blood flow problems to the heart and warn of an impending problem. You should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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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Fatigued and heartburn.. Short of breath.... ?

This very little: info to go on. But to be conservative - would recommend urgent eval. You would be young for an MI. Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness,dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. ...Read more

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I been having sytoms for three days of heartburn,short of breath easily such as talking or climbing up the stairs slowly ,and vision blur. what diease

I been having sytoms for three days of heartburn,short of breath easily such as talking or climbing up the stairs slowly ,and vision blur. what diease

Asthma: You ought to be examined for asthma - a common cause of those symptoms in your age group. Do you have fever? cough? phlegm? Have you been exposed to any bad air like heavy dust, industrial fumes, or smoke? Do you have allergies? These are all factors that ought to be explored too. Best wishes! ...Read more

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36 weeks 3cm 70% been having Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

36 weeks 3cm 70%  been having  Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

Labor: When the contractions are painful and five minutes apart for at least an hour it is time to be seen in labor and delivery. If you feel your pain is severe you should be promptly evaluated. If you are having trouble breathing then you should be seen in the ER. Over the counter medications such as Omeprazole are safe for use for heartburn. ...Read more

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Unwell from a cold & have the followin for 4 days now? Not goin to loo daily (stool) belly like washing machine heartburn/short of breath & burping ?

Unwell from a cold & have the followin for 4 days now? Not goin to loo daily (stool) belly like washing machine heartburn/short of breath & burping ?

Takes time: It does take some time to recover from "flu." One of the danger signs in flu is if you get better then get sick again which can be a sign of a dangerous bacterial pneumonia. Shortness of breath can be concerning. If you were vomiting earlier, it may take a little while before you have a BM. Eating bland foods is best. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...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