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MD,GI:When in vertical position no acid or discomfort. Any time laying flat/sleep,I feel stomach ache/burning &upper left chest tightness. Any clue?

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Dr. Robert Roschmann
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In brief: Esophagitis

You did mention in your history that you have acid reflux.
There is a muscular valve in between the bottom of your esophagus and your stomach. If the valve is mechanically weak then stomach acid will leak into the esophagus when lying down because the effect of gravity is partially cancelled when flat (vs vertical:standing upright). Try putting 1-2" block under each headboard side of bed; may help

In brief: Esophagitis

You did mention in your history that you have acid reflux.
There is a muscular valve in between the bottom of your esophagus and your stomach. If the valve is mechanically weak then stomach acid will leak into the esophagus when lying down because the effect of gravity is partially cancelled when flat (vs vertical:standing upright). Try putting 1-2" block under each headboard side of bed; may help
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