Can GERD cause shortness of breath? If so, how?

Yes. GERD can cause the sensation of shortness of breath and also cause shortness of breath 1) Esophageal spasm due to irritation from gastric acid can give you this sensation 2) Severe Gerd could cause some reflux into airway predisposing for irritation and reactive airway.

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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...

Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?

Yes, gerd precaution. gerd precaution; eat smaller meals [6 instead of 3 ] so not to fill up stomach and overflow, don't lie down for 3 hours after eating or only small snack before bed. elevate head of bed on 6 inch blocks so gravity forced food down not allow it up . can have reflux during the night and gets into lungs[aspiration] this can also cause pneumonias. lose weight if overweight. helps. Read more...

Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious? Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Feedback loop. First, yes you can have physical anxiety symptoms without the emotional ones at the same time. Also, some people are very, very attuned to physical sensations -- amplifying these into dire or alarming concerns rather than simple sensations. Certainly symptoms like gerd deserve investigation ; treatment, but it sounds like your health anxiety needs help also. Psychologists can assist you! Read more...
Yes. Anxiety can present with symptoms such as breathlessness, gas pains because they unconsciously hyperventilate and swallow air, chest pains that even simulate a heart attack, persistent worrying, tension headaches, muscle aches and pain and a variety of others. Do see your pcp to rule out other medical problems like thyroid disease that can cause these symptoms also. Read more...

Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? I am suffering from acid reflux.

GERD. A burning sensation in your chest or chest pain, dysphagia and dry cough, but not dizziness and shortness of breath. See your health care provider for complete examination and tests. Good luck. Read more...