Feeling Stuffy When You Breathe, Accompanied By Nausea And Abdominal Discomfort?

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Greetings doctor, responding to the outbreak of the corona virus I want to anticipate myself. I experience a little stuffy feeling when breathing, accompanied by discomfort stomach, nausea, and there is a feeling like there is food that is not swallowed in the throat. I suspect that this is due to stomach acid rising. If the doctor gives an explanation so that I am not mistaken. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Alin,

Thank you for the question.

Feeling stuffy when you breathe, stomach nausea and discomfort, and throat like blocked by food, is most likely caused by gastric acid problems (dyspepsia). Many factors can trigger this condition, including consumption of certain drugs or foods, stress, hormonal fluctuations, or certain diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, gallstones, and so on. COVID-19 (a disease caused by a new Corona virus infection) might also trigger inflammation of the airways, leading to complaints like you are experiencing right now. It's just that, often, if it's true that your complaint arises because of COVID-19, frequent respiratory symptoms (such as coughing, spasms, and sore throat) will be more prominent than other complaints. You should also be aware that your complaint arises because of COVID-19 if in the last 2 weeks you have been in contact with a sufferer of COVID-19, have traveled or have been in contact with people who have traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19.

In addition to dyspepsia, many other conditions can trigger your complaints, such as food allergies, pharyngitis, intestinal obstruction, Crohn's disease, excessive anxiety disorders, bronchitis, pneumonia, psychosomatic disorders, obesity, drug effects, and so on.

Our advice, as long as you don't feel tightness, vomiting, or severe chest pain, and you don't have COVID-19 risk factors, then don't panic. Try to ease your complaint first by:

 Eat 3-5 hours once small portions Reduce consumption of spicy, sour, high-fiber, gassed, oily and coconut-milk foods Reduce consumption of caffeinated and carbonated drinks as well Do not lie down immediately after eating Warm compresses of stomach and chest that feel uncomfortable Calm the mind You Sleep and exercise regularly every day Your condition deserves to be aware of dangerous and needs to be consulted directly to the doctor if it does not improve for a long time, or if the alert appears as previously mentioned. If necessary, the doctor will give you medicine later, suggest that a supportive test (such as a blood test, x-ray, sputum test), or refer you to the appropriate specialist (such as an internist).

Hope this helps ...

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