Shortness of Breath for a few days now. Experiencing GERD symptoms. Could it possibly be damaging my lungs? What can I do to fix this?

Dyspnea. GERD can induce coughing and asthma type shortness of breath in any age group.. Aspiration of stomach contents deep into the respiratory tract can cause more serious lung issues but severe choking and intense coughing are usually seen. Elderly people are more apt to aspirate stomach contents into their lungs. I recommend that you be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and get your gerd under control.