I have silent reflux and due to that swollen vocal cords I have breathlessness on exertion all heart and lung test are normal can LPR cause breathless?
Check for VCD. LPR: laryngeal pharyngeal reflux - when gastric contents rise up into the throat, beyond just usual heartburn (GERD). Sometimes it triggers spasms of the vocal cords trying to prevent aspiration into the trachea. Normal lung tests will miss this, unless you ask for flow-volume loops. Check inspiratory flows; look for cut-offs in airflow when breathing in.
Breathlessness on mild exertion all heart lung n blood work normal I have lpr reflux read on forum it can cause breathlessness do I need more test?
Mild shortness of breath heart and lung tests CLEAR if lean head back an breath In I cough if lean head forward to breath in it feels tight.2 months?
Check ENT, do EKG. The duration of your symptoms is 2 m. It may not be serious but you need a good check up to your ears, nose and throat and EKG and chest Xray. Read more...
Workup/mgt. You may have an anatomic reason that this is occurring and an airway imaging study or bronchoscopy may be performed. I also would suggest a flow volume loop showing both inspiratory and expiratory flow volume loops. Another thought is reflux and aspiration into the airway causing constriction. Read more...