Shortness Of Breath, Difficulty Swallowing To Cause Difficulty Sleeping?

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Hello, I want to ask, tonight I feel different from the other nights before, because I find it difficult to breathe, and when I breathe, my chest is tight, and yet there is also not being able to swallow saliva, resulting in insomnia, is this true gerd? Because I do have a history of stomach acid before it, and whether this disease can subside itself over time? Because it is uncomfortable and causes insomnia. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Anggyeh,

Thank you for the question.

Shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, to cause difficulty sleeping can indeed be one of the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This condition occurs when the smooth muscle ring that limits the stomach to the esophagus fails to close completely, thereby making some of the acid rise from the stomach to the esophagus and irritate it. Not only shortness and difficulty swallowing, GERD sufferers can also feel their throat slimy, itchy, sore, hot, lumpy, coughing, and nausea. This complaint feels heavier during sleep, due to the influence of gravity which increasingly pushes stomach acid to go up. If you are accustomed to overeating before going to bed, especially if the food is too greasy and fatty, complaints can appear even worse.

Not just GERD, complaints like yours can also indicate that you have gastritis, asthma, bronchitis, excessive anxiety disorders, congestive heart failure, psychosomatic disorders, pneumonia, pleural effusion, drug effects, alcoholism, allergies, and many other potential causes.

If GERD is the originator, then most of these cases can be cured and symptoms are controlled by drug administration, dietary modifications and lifestyle, even surgery if there are underlying anatomical abnormalities. However, if it turns out the originator is different, of course the handling will be different.

Our advice, you do not panic. Excessive panic can make your complaints even worse. Resolve your complaint first by:

 Get plenty of rest at home, so your risk of contracting COVID-19 will diminish. Warm compresses that feel congested. Eat small but frequent portions (3-5 hours) Don't consume excessive amounts of oily, fatty, and high-fat beverages. gas Do not also get used to eating snacks carelessly If there are things that make you allergic, do not be approached. Sleep with your head and neck up a little Not too much to eat and drink before going to bed. Expand relaxation. Do not take any medicine without doctor's advice. appear vomiting, coughing up blood, weight loss drastically, body swelling, wheezing, fever for more than 3 days, and other complaints that are more severe, our advice, you still check yourself to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine to be given a solution right in accordance with the cause huh ..

I hope this helps.

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