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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Heartburn small shortness of breath that comes and goes and pain in my chest no pain but uncomfortable nausea comes and goes just got over strep a?

Heartburn small shortness of breath that comes and goes and pain in my chest no pain but uncomfortable nausea comes and goes just got over strep a?

Recovery: Some of these symptoms are common early in the recovery phase after a strep infection. Are you taking anti inflammatory medication that can make your heartburn worse? You should followup with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, ...

I am experiencing  snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, ...

Weight or Esophogus: There are several possible causes of your problems, but the two most likely are a problem with the sphincter (muscle) that keeps your stomach contents where they belong (it can slide above your diaphragm, it can be weak, etc) OR a problem with pressure in your abdomen - which is usually excess weight (which snoring makes more likely). Exercise and mild weight loss will help. See your doc. ...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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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

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

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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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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Shortness of breath with minimal exertion activities, not a problem when exercising. Suffer from migraines and GERD. Early 20's and otherwise healthy.

Graduated exertion: If shortness of breath is due to a pathologic process (aka "disease"), it progressively worsens with increasing severity of exercise. If I understand you, you become breathless early on but, when you exercise more, it gets better or at least doesn't interfere (?) - to me, that suggests a "warm-up" phenomenon. This is physiologic, not pathologic (aka "normal). Increasing fitness should alleviate it ...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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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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Why do you have shortness of breath when your GERD attacks? Why you need to burp to feel relieved?

Why do you have shortness of breath when your GERD attacks? Why you need to burp to feel relieved?

The irritation: of the esophagus and refluxing of acid into your air tubes can cause a shortness of breath like sensation. Often, burping relieves the pressure in the stomach, which improves the reflux. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When gerd is acting up i get attacks if shortness of breath that lasts a few minutes. Rest of the time I'm fine. Happens more often when eating.

When gerd is acting up i get attacks if shortness of breath that lasts a few minutes. Rest of the time I'm fine. Happens more often when eating.

Possible LERD: 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) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Gerd: We don't cure gerd. Symptoms can recur or get worse. The symptoms are not specific and be those you mention. ...Read more

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I have GERD and I woke up from sleep with shortness of breath that worsens well i lay down it comes and goes. Should I go to the ER? Or take maalox?

Gerd or more?: gerd should not cause breathing problems usually although it can cause cough. if you have GERD you should avoid large meals before bed, too much caffeine and avoid smoking. You can try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec also to see if it helps. Breathing problems may indicate other problems and you should see your doctor about it asap ...Read more

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Gerd for 5yr. Shortness of breath when trying to sing or talk long sentences etc., but not when exercising. Ideas?

Gerd for 5yr. Shortness of breath when trying to sing or talk long sentences etc., but not when exercising. Ideas?

Possibilities: Could be asthma triggered by reflux. Could be cardiac. Could simply be deconditioning. It may be worthwhile to be checked out by your doctor ...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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Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

GERD: GERD is a known cause of bronchospasm/asthma and causes cough and shortness of breath in susceptible people. The association with palpitations is weak. I suspect you either have coincidental palpitations or another cause which isn't evident from this brief encounter. ...Read more

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