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Heartburn Shortness Of Breath
I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?
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?
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
Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks. ?
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
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
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
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
Why do you have shortness of breath when your GERD attacks? Why you need to burp to feel relieved?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gerd for 5yr. Shortness of breath when trying to sing or talk long sentences etc., but not when exercising. Ideas?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?
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