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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? i am suffering from acid reflux.

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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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...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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Can GERD cause shortness of breath? If so, how?

Can GERD cause shortness of breath? If so, how?

Yes: GERD can cause the sensation of shortness of breath and also cause shortness of breath 1) Esophageal spasm due to irritation from gastric acid can give you this sensation 2) Severe Gerd could cause some reflux into airway predisposing for irritation and reactive airway ...Read more

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Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

GERD: Gerd can cause all of your symptoms. You should speak to the gastroenterologist who did the egd about going on a proton pump inhibitor to cure the symptoms you describe. If you are obese, loss of weight would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Does GERD causes anxiety, shortness of breath and palpatations?

Does GERD causes anxiety, shortness of breath and palpatations?

No: Gerd does not usually cause symptoms like anxiety, shortness of breath, and palpitations. But anxiety disorders, exposure to some stimulant medications, and certain other conditions can. Please see your physician about this. ...Read more

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Pft are normal but still experiencing shortness of breath. What can be the cause? Also been having lots of mucus for a couple of months. Gerd?

Pft are normal but still experiencing shortness of breath. What can be the cause? Also been having lots of mucus for a couple of months. Gerd?

Many causes: Anemia, metabolic acidosis, thyroid excess, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, hyperventilation, and panic attacks - none will cause abnormalities on PFTs. Other causes will but may be minor enough that you've been told they're "normal". Moreover, some won't show on spirometry alone. You may need diffusing capacity or provocative tests to uncover them. Bottom line: you need more work up. ...Read more

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Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?

Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?

Yes, gerd precaution: gerd precaution; eat smaller meals [6 instead of 3 ] so not to fill up stomach and overflow, don't lie down for 3 hours after eating or only small snack before bed. elevate head of bed on 6 inch blocks so gravity forced food down not allow it up . can have reflux during the night and gets into lungs[aspiration] this can also cause pneumonias. lose weight if overweight. helps. ...Read more

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Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious?Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious?Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Feedback loop: First, yes you can have physical anxiety symptoms without the emotional ones at the same time. Also, some people are very, very attuned to physical sensations -- amplifying these into dire or alarming concerns rather than simple sensations. Certainly symptoms like gerd deserve investigation ; treatment, but it sounds like your health anxiety needs help also. Psychologists can assist you! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

Yes: You could aspirate the gastric contents and can cause asthma and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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. Be ware, reflux, long term, does drive esophageal cancer. ...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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Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Yes: Most common cause is gastroesophageal reflux sometimes associated with esophagitis.Sometimes pain mimics heart attack. When gastric acid reaches the vocal folds, airways, and lungs, cause swelling of the passages which can lead to atypical asthma reactions. Such airway damage can affect breathing.Dysphagia is choking. Nausea and tightness of chest. See physician to rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Hearburn: More common than shortness of breath *but* yes! gerd can trigger asthma-like trouble. Many other things can also make it hard for you to breathe so please talk with your doc. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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How to cure gerd? The feeling of shortness of breath is really uneasy...

Reflux: Gerd or reflux is commonly treated with an acid-reducing medication for 14 days, and avoidance of foods which reduce the lower esophageal sphincter tone (chocolate, caffeinated beverages) allowing acid to rise up the esophagus from the stomach. Also, one should stop smoking and raise the head of ones bed 4-6 inches to allow gravity to prevent the stomach acid from rising when one is in bed. ...Read more

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Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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