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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath From Acid Reflux

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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. Ronald Achong
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

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 the symptoms of acid reflux be similar to copd ie shortness of breath chest discomfort burping?

Acid reflux: symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and burping. These symptoms are more similar to those experienced due to heart disease (angina, heart attack) than to symptoms of COPD. There may be some overlap with symptoms from all three conditions. If a person is unsure about what may be causing these type of symptoms, there should be a medical workup to determine the origin. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Asthma: Sounds like asthma. If you can't breathe then the baby can't breathe. See an asthma specialist (typically an allergist) for appropriate therapy. Get this done asap, please. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...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 shortness of breath be from blockage of heart?

Can shortness of breath be from blockage of heart?

SON: Your symptoms may be from blockage in the heart's blood supply vessels (coronary artery disease) or lung disease and need to be evaluated. If symptoms are worsening, go to the er without delay! if they are stable, then see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Yes: one of the important causes of poor control of asthma could be uncontrolled reflux ...Read more

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I have tight chest and short of breath like asthma.Issit becos of acid reflux or lung problem.

I have tight chest and short of breath like asthma.Issit becos of acid reflux or lung problem.

Chest tightness: It can be either depending on what triggered your symptoms. See your doctor, they can help you diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes...: 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). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...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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Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. ...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

Dr. Charles Glueck
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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


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