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Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Different things: Both symptoms might not necessarily be associated, heartburn could be dyspepsia, lightheadedness could be anything. ...Read more

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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I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

Gerd: It sounds as if your current doctor(s) are not taking good enough care for you. If you are only seeing a primary doctor ask to see both an endocrinologist and a neurologist. If you have already seen these doctors ask your friends who might recommend new doctors for you. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

See your dr.: You should see your dr. For an evaluation. Sometimes illnesses can have varied or overlapping symptoms such as heart disease ; gerd. Eat several small meals slowly throughout the day. Avoid spicy, rich and fried foods. Elevate your head at night. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox during pregnancy for heartburn. If u still feel dizzy ; breathless get checked for anxiety. ...Read more

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I've been having lightheadedness when looking down, lower back pain, legs that feel like jello, and had heartburn earlier. Should I go to the ER?

I've been having lightheadedness when looking down, lower back pain, legs that feel like jello, and had heartburn earlier. Should I go to the ER?

Mixed symptoms: If you feel that you should go to ED then no one will tell you not to go. Otherwise symptoms are suggestive of spinal stenosis but you are atypical category as a young female. Also not typical for cardiac problems either. There is a long list of neurological conditions that you are a candidate for and would explain your symptoms. None are emergency and require referral to a neurologist after PMD ...Read more

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Can GERD make you light headed ?

Can GERD make you light headed ?

Unlikely: Gerd causes heart burns, persistent sore throat, hoarseness but lightheadedness is unlikely! it is most likely related to your anxiety condition. ...Read more

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When my GERD acts up sometime s I feel lightheaded especially after bending over. Cause? Vagues nerve? What do I do to stop it?

When my GERD acts up sometime s I feel lightheaded especially after bending over. Cause? Vagues nerve? What do I do to stop it?

Diet change: No soda ever. Lose weight if obese. No liquids with food. Eat dinner at. 6 -7 PM latest. Avoid mint, caffeine and chocolate as well as spicy food after lunch. If not better, then get an upper GI endoscopy. ...Read more

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If I eat dark chocolate or even m and Ms I feel light headed with position change afterwards. Hist of gerd gastritis. Is gerd why I feel this way?

If I eat dark chocolate or even m and Ms I feel light headed with position change afterwards. Hist of gerd gastritis.  Is gerd why I feel this way?

Light headed: Probably not due to GERD. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affect connective tissues and may be a factor. You also may have some allergy or sensitivity to chocolate or its ingredients. Meanwhile you should completely avoid chocolate in all forms. See your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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I have gerd and pots. If my gerd acts up my POTS does 2. Especially if I eat chocolate. I get chest bubbles, palps, lightheaded when I stand Up. Why?

I have gerd and pots. If my gerd acts up my POTS does 2. Especially if I eat chocolate. I get chest bubbles, palps, lightheaded when I stand Up. Why?

Vagus nerve stim: The symptoms you are describing in regards to eating chocolate are most likely causing some distension in your stomach and small bowel leading to stimulation of your parasympathetic nervous system (main nerve being Vagus nerve) which can worsen your POTS. My advice would be to lay off the chocolate. Hope this answers your question. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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The past couple of weeks I've been on Prilosec but am still having stomach pains, headache, & feeling lightheaded. It's worse at night. GERD related?

The past couple of weeks I've been on Prilosec but am still having stomach pains, headache,  & feeling lightheaded. It's worse at night. GERD related?

Hard to say,: without a physical exam.GERD by itself wouldn't cause your headache and lightheadedness. Some people report headaches when taking prilosec, so that may be the cause. Your lightheadedness may be due to anemia or low blood pressure, or some other cause - which is why you should follow up with your Dr to determine why you are feeling lightheaded. Make sure you are drinking enough water to keep BP up ...Read more

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I'm shortbreathed and have a burning in my chest gut area. Feels like i need to burp. My heart it ok. Could GERD cause my problem i get lightheaded to?

I'm shortbreathed and have a burning in my chest gut area. Feels like i need to burp. My heart it ok. Could GERD cause my problem i get lightheaded to?

Yes: Yes it can. Is your stool dark? May look to whether you have blood in your stool. May also want to consider stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen if you are. Because of your shortness of breath, it is necessary to go to the hospital or seek medical care via an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands?  I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia.  Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Unlikely: I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to hh. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so. ...Read more

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Burping, light-headed, nausea, chest, back, left arm pain. EKG, xray, blood test fine 2 days ago. Diagnosed GERD 2months ago, 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) not working.

Burping, light-headed, nausea, chest, back, left arm pain. EKG, xray, blood test fine 2 days ago. Diagnosed GERD 2months ago, 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) not working.

Cardiac workup: Chest pain accompanied by nausea and belching may represent heart disease. A normal resting ekg however is not sufficient to exclude heart disease. An exercise stress test and an echocardiogram can help assess for blockages and structural heart disease. Consultation with a cardiologist would be important and immediate trip to er via 911 also if the pain returns. ...Read more

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Hi i keep going dizzy and light headed and having headaches and heartburn what could be the cause of this?

Hi i keep going dizzy and light headed and having headaches and heartburn what could be the cause of this?

Heartburn: Please see a physician (p). Your symptoms of heart burn could be due to hiatal hernia, gastritis or an ulcer. Your dizziness could be a sign of anemia due to blood loss from one of those conditions. If you are light headed have the cause of it evaluated by a p sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness = the sensation that one ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more