Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

Yes. You could aspirate the gastric contents and can cause asthma and shortness of breath.
Unusual. Acid reflux can cause irritation of the upper airway, leading to cough and even shortness of breath. Evaluation by a doctor should be done to rule out other possible, and perhaps more common causes of shortness of breath.

Related Questions

Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? I am suffering from acid reflux.

GERD. A burning sensation in your chest or chest pain, dysphagia and dry cough, but not dizziness and shortness of breath. See your health care provider for complete examination and tests. Good luck. Read more...

Last night I ate fruits and the shortness of breath was gone. But this morning I woke up and the shortness of breath returns. Because of acid reflux?

It could be reflux. Your right, it could be reflux; however, other conditions that could cause shortness of breath, especially after lying flat, include congestive heart failure, kidney failure, and special types of lung problems. See your physician for a full evaluation. Read more...

I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help! :)?

Need more info. Your physical characteristics may play a role. Some questions you need to consider are the situations when this occurs. Is this whenever you are moving, or intermittent? Is it at certain times, like right after a full moon? It sounds like you have seen a doctor since you had a cardiac work up and know you have reflux. You could be anemic, but unlikely for a werewolf. More history please. Read more...

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. Read more...