Should I be concerned with an upset stomach and acid reflux if I have heart disease?

Depends. Sometimes acid reflux or heartburn may cause chest pain that is hard to distinguish from a potential heart attack especially if the patient is diabetic, female gender, or elderly. If you never had reflux or heartburn before and develop sudden chest pain, i would recommend getting it checked out with your primary care doctor or go to er if the discomfort does not go away after 15-20 minutes.
Depends. Some patients with heart disease also have symptoms of gerd/acid reflux disease. If there is a change to the quality of your heartburn symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. Need to rule out heart causes (that can kill you) before attributing the pain to the GI system.

Related Questions

Sharp pain behind left breast, on and off. Could it be my acid reflux? Cardiologist cleared me of heart disease.

Yes. It could be acid reflux/esophagitis. If it is very sharp and increased with deep breaths, it could be a temporary inflammation where your ribs meet your breast bone...Or something more serious. If the cardiologist "cleared" you, you most likely do not have this more serious condition- a blood clot in the lung. Your condition is probably innocent and should just be observed for changes or resolutio. Read more...

Why do I burp after a few skipped heart beats when lying down? I'm 26, no heart disease (tests ruled out) I have acid reflux

Diaphram twitches. Possible diaphragm twitches due to spasm after skiping beats. Skip beat is not normal. Need to get cardiologist evaluation done for skipping beats. Read more...

I've been getting severe heart burns and acid reflux and now when I yawn or breathe in I get this sharp pain that starts in my abdomen?

GERD. Acid reflux, or GERD, is a very common cause of symptoms similar to those you're describing. If your symptoms have been persistent, you probably need to see a doctor for treatment. In the meantime, try an antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta, to see if it gives you temporary relief. You may need to follow anti-reflux measures and or be on medication to get this under control. Good luck. Read more...

Is it common for heart burn to cause cancer in the stomach? What are ways to get rid of heart burn & acid reflux

No. GERD does not cause stomach cancer. It can slightly increase the risk of esophageal cancer, however. Most people who have chronic GERD require medication to keep the heartburn under control, although avoiding particular foods which cause it, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting the bed, and avoiding large meals before bedtime can also help. Good luck. Read more...

My 80yr aunt has been vomiting, a little bit of diahareha, slight fever and complaining of acid reflux, heart burn and burning stomach? What is this?

Gastroenteritis or ? Most cases of viral gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. Read more...

How to differentiate ischemic heart disease from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Tough Sometimes. In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion. It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is gerd. Read more...

I am 18 years old always afraiding of heart disease, have occassional chest pain too, cough, heartbeating felt in stomach. No drugs, no family history.

Not likely serious. You are young! it is not likely that you have anything serious or life threatening based on what you wrote. Nevertheless with those symptoms it would be a very good idea to see a doctor for a thorough history and exam! they can listen to your heart to check for murmurs. Note the heart rhythm and rate. Check your blood pressure. Maybe do an ekg. Make sure your lungs are clear, etc. Read more...