Can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

Possible but ... It's possible ... If the GERD is very painful. Pain stimulates the vagal nerve (ie, heart rate responds to pain). Try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) at least 30 minutes before a meal to prevent this from happening. If this doesn't help, see your doctor - as acid reflux can sometimes mask other conditions. Feel better!

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Every night my heart rate comes up a little up to 85bpm. Normal heart after EKG echo stress test. Dr says it can be acid reflux or anxiety every night?

Not abnormal. This is not an abnormal heart rate. When you say at night I assume you mean when you lie down to go to sleep. I suspect it is related to psychological issues and is not a sign of a heart condition. Your heart is responding to the messages it is receiving from you mind and body as it should. Read more...

I have gerds, or acid reflux, I take 20mg omeprazole daily. Three months ago stopped taking. Iam back on now about 1 mth. Develeped irregular heart bea?

Not sure. I am not sure that your gerd is not related to your heart. The question is whether the Omeprazole actually helps or not, if not, the indigestion may be really angina. Omeprazole is not commonly known to cause "irregular heart beat". Read more...
Possibly. omeprazole can cause irregular heart beats-would stop the omeprazole if ok with the doctor that prescribed it and see if irregular beats go away. if not, the omeprazole is probably not the cause and a work up is indicated such as labs, holter monitor, echocardiogram and stress testing. Read more...

GERD or acid reflux? I have been waking up with burning in throat and sour taste in mouth for days. All heart tests are ok.

Acid Reflux. Your symptoms are typical for acid reflux. When lying horizontal, the reflux worsens. Try to not eat anything within 2 hours of retiring. Sometimes elevating the head of the bed by propping up the front legs with blocks can help. Anti acids like Mylanta can provide some relief as can over the counter medications like Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. Read more...