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Do Acid Reflux Cause Shortness Of Breath
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
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
Not sure : Gastritis is defined as inflammation of the stomach lining due to high levels of acid production. Other causes include using pain killers ( Aspirin , Indomethacin etc). Gastroesophageal reflux ( heartburn) is associated with the above conditions . There is association between uncontrolled heart burn and asthma though it is controversial. I do not see a direct link between gastritis and breathing. ...Read more
Oh yes...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: If theses are new symptoms I would see your doc. ...Read more
UTI: Unlikely to produce these symptoms, assuming this is lower urinary tract infection. If you have upper tract infection you should be seen by a doctor immediately. Sounds like something else is going on and it would be helpful to be fully evaluated. ...Read more
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
Chest tightness: It can be either depending on what triggered your symptoms. See your doctor, they can help you diagnose your problem. ...Read more
Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more
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
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