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Could indigestion cause you to feel short of breath?

Could indigestion cause you to feel short of breath?

Could be a problem: Sometimes indigestion and shortness of breath can be caused by blood flow problems to the heart and warn of an impending problem. You should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Very much so: I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. ...Read more

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Fatigued and heartburn.. Short of breath.... ?

This very little: info to go on. But to be conservative - would recommend urgent eval. You would be young for an MI. Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness,dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. ...Read more

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I been having sytoms for three days of heartburn,short of breath easily such as talking or climbing up the stairs slowly ,and vision blur. what diease

I been having sytoms for three days of heartburn,short of breath easily such as talking or climbing up the stairs slowly ,and vision blur. what diease

Asthma: You ought to be examined for asthma - a common cause of those symptoms in your age group. Do you have fever? cough? phlegm? Have you been exposed to any bad air like heavy dust, industrial fumes, or smoke? Do you have allergies? These are all factors that ought to be explored too. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Stomach Upset (Definition)

Stomach upset can be due to problems in digestion or ...Read more