Can the symptoms of acid reflux be similar to copd ie shortness of breath chest discomfort burping?

Acid reflux. symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and burping. These symptoms are more similar to those experienced due to heart disease (angina, heart attack) than to symptoms of COPD. There may be some overlap with symptoms from all three conditions. If a person is unsure about what may be causing these type of symptoms, there should be a medical workup to determine the origin.

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Can we rule out COPD if there is no cough at all. Mucus actually comes frm nose. But shortness of breath n slight chest discomfort. Had chest infectio?

No... There does not have to be a cough with copd. Symptoms vary but generally include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough. Some patients will also have weight loss. Shortness of breath can be at rest or just with exercise. See your doctor so this diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. If you are smoking, you need to quit today! Read more...
NO. COPD can not be excluded only by absence of symptoms. A spirometry(breathing test) can be helpful as a screening tool if there is history of smoking or other causes for copd. The current symptoms can be from an upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis. Read more...

Shoulder pain. No chest pains or shortness of breath. I'm a hypochondriac so I always assume the worse. I have acid reflux. Trapped gas?

See a psychiatrist. If indeed you are truly a hypochondriac that can be a serious condition. Would encourage you to see a psychiatrist. In reference to your shoulder pain ,there's not enough information to make a comment. Read more...
Probably not gas. Good news is you have no shortness of breath! Often times shoulder pain is just that - shoulder pain! It is a very complex joint and it is not uncommon to overstretch the ligaments by moving it beyond a comfortable range. Sometimes pain can also be referred to the shoulder from a pinched nerve in the neck. Best thing to do is have your Dr examine it so that you don't worry! :) Read more...

Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason. Ocassionally cough white clear mucus. Doc says acid reflux. Can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Cardiac or lung. 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition. It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis. Read more...