Gerd And Respiratory Disorders
Can gerd cause respiratory problems? And feeling depressed in the middle of the chest?
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease or what is commonly called GERD is a condition when stomach acid returns to the esophagus. The esophagus can be said to be a special tube-shaped channel, which connects the mouth to the stomach and other digestive organs. As a result, there is a burning sensation in the chest and esophagus, because the lining of the esophagus is irritated. The main symptom of GERD is when stomach acid is supposed to remain located in the digestive system, actually goes back up. As a result, stomach acid will pass through the open esophagus valve. The condition is what will then make most people feel a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn). The sensation like burning or heartburn due to GERD is the appearance of a burning sensation or discomfort in the back of the breastbone.
so the complaints that you mentioned such as breathing problems and feeling of pressure in the chest memnag one of the symptoms of GERD which is caused due to increased gastric acid because the lower esophageal muscles (LES muscles) are weakened. indeed this GERD complaint is almost like heart disease so some people like to be mistaken.
to ensure this you can do a direct examination to the doctor, so that doctors can carry out examinations such as physical examinations and additional examinations such as blood checks, photographs rongen, ultrasound and EKG (heart record). in order to get the right diagnosis. but for the time being you should postpone seeing a doctor because you are experiencing corona virus so as not to get infected. You can continue your GERD medication because it is likely caused due to the symptoms of GERD, but if you have taken the GERD medication but there is no reduction in your tightness getting worse, severe chest pain immediately see a doctor.
You can read the article about different heartburn due to stomach and heart disease
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