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Difficulty Breathing With Acid Reflux
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
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
Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?
How to know that it is asthma? I have breathing difficulty usually at night? I sometimes have acid reflux, burping bloating, breathless.
Can acid reflux kill you? Cause with the trouble breathing and throat tensing up... I feel like im dieing.
Get treated: With omeprazole or the like. It will not kill you in th short term but Barret's esophagus results in many years, it is associated with ca of esophagus sometimes ...Read more
I have had acid reflux for more than a year. I have difficulty in swallowng and breathing. Plus, I now have hives which won't go away
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
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
Hard bloated burning stomach, tightness in throat feels difficult to breathe at times, symptoms of acid reflux or something else?
If you have difficulty breathing/chest tightness from Reflux, is it possible for it to respond to rescue inhalers. (Not sure if I have asthma yet)?
Constantly clearing my throat, feel like lump & spasms to throat, fluid in ears, difficulty breathing. Dr thinks allergies\rads. I think silent reflux.
Silent Reflux: You described your symptoms beautifully and these are exactly the symptoms patients complain of when they suffer with larygopharyngeal reflux, also known as silent reflux. Part of the exam that you need is a laryngeal exam, either with a mirror or a flexible scope. This should provide the "missing link" that should lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment. Your description is spot on. ...Read more
Can acid reflux affect breathing? Someday's I have to really focus on taking large breaths of air which normally I don't have to think about this.
Only if: There is aspiration of acid into the lungs while sleeping. ...Read more
I'm 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
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 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