Shortness Of Breath, Chest Feels Heavy Like Bound, Itchy Throat, And Occasional Cough
Hello … I want to ask. Some days I was short of breath, it feels in my chest too heavy like something bound. But I am not dizzy, not fever, no flu or cough, no nausea too. Then I drank promagh … it feels like it can breathe … but it doesn’t last long Then I changed to 20mg of omeprazole … it’s better, it’s rarely crowded, it’s only lost and then I’m also accompanied by adjusting my pattern. What symptoms are these symptoms actually? Is it Gerd? But why don’t I feel nausea or stomach ache? And now the throat is itchy and coughs occasionally. Can I recover from the tightness that has arisen and disappeared? Please explain … 🙏
Thank you for the question.
Shortness of breath, chest feels heavy like bound, itchy throat, and occasional cough can indeed be caused one of them by stomach acid that reflux and irritate the esophagus, or also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In addition to GERD, your complaints can also arise due to other factors, for example food allergies or other substances, foreign body aspiration, infections around the airways (including due to COVID-19) or gastrointestinal tract, bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, panic attacks, specific phobias, psychosomatic disorders, asthma, gastritis, Crohn's disease, drug side effects, heart problems, and so on.
In patients with GERD, complaints such as those you experience will often recur when you are late eating, after consuming fatty foods or excessive gassing, going to bed after eating, taking certain medications, also under stress or experiencing hormonal fluctuations (for example during menstruation). In severe cases, vomiting, phlegm or bloody vomiting may appear, and weight loss dramatically results from this disease.
Our advice, you should not take drugs carelessly to overcome your complaints. Safer, you first resolve your complaint by:
Eat small but frequent portions
Reduce the consumption of fatty foods and excessive gas
Don't over-eat spicy, sour, and caffeinated drinks
After eating, don't lie down right away
Compress warm chest and stomach that feels uncomfortable
Exercise regularly and maintain your ideal body weight
When the throat feels itchy and is coughing, don't eat cold, oily, artificial sweet foods, don't shout excessively, don't contact with cold and dust
Don't think too much
Discipline to live a healthy lifestyle
If your complaint has improved with the steps above, most likely your condition is not dangerous and do not need to be rushed to see a doctor. Conversely, if the above trick is still not able to alleviate the complaints that you feel, we recommend you to check yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine in order to do an evaluation and appropriate treatment according to the cause huh ..
I hope this helps.