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What tests can be done toconfirm gastric reflux is causing my sob? My doc narrowed down to this possibility
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 24-hr pH Study, etc.
Reflux, or gerd, may cause sob (shortness of breath) by the acid in your stomach going all the way up your esophagus and then down your windpipe; the acid induces an asthma-like reaction in your lungs.
This can be proven by measuring the pH in your upper and lower esophagus over a 24-hr period, correlating the pH with your symptoms. Also, laryngoscopy can identify acid-effects on your vocal cords.

In brief: 24-hr pH Study, etc.
Reflux, or gerd, may cause sob (shortness of breath) by the acid in your stomach going all the way up your esophagus and then down your windpipe; the acid induces an asthma-like reaction in your lungs.
This can be proven by measuring the pH in your upper and lower esophagus over a 24-hr period, correlating the pH with your symptoms. Also, laryngoscopy can identify acid-effects on your vocal cords.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Egd
Esophagealgastroduodenoctomy (scope you esophagus, stomach and duodenum) gastrologist can look for inflamation, take biopsy, check for h pylori (a bacteria that irritated the stomach).

In brief: Egd
Esophagealgastroduodenoctomy (scope you esophagus, stomach and duodenum) gastrologist can look for inflamation, take biopsy, check for h pylori (a bacteria that irritated the stomach).
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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