Shortness Of Breath Feels Tired In The Chest?
Heavy breathing, heavy head, farsighted vision, frequent belching, and feeling tired easily occur in the chest, is it true that the symptoms of gerd? I do not feel any heat in the back of the sternum, this has happened for more than 1 month, about 2 weeks ago I felt cramps all over my body, my breath was getting heavier, my head felt lost, like I was about to die.
Hello, good morning Ferdinand.
The complaints you experience can be a symptom of various possible diseases, namely:
gastric disorders in the form of increased stomach acid (GERD). In this condition, gastric acid refluxes / regurgitates due to malfunctioning of the door that limits the upper stomach to the lower esophagus, so that stomach acid rises into the esophagus (below the chest). Symptoms of this disease are burning sensation behind the breastbone, shortness of breath, heavy breathing, heartburn, frequent belching, bitter throat, feeling stuck in the throat, nausea, headaches, and coughing. The absence of heat symptoms behind the breastbone does not necessarily rule out a diagnosis of GERD, because in some cases this complaint is not felt and is interpreted more as a feeling of shortness of breath and heavy breathing by the patient.
disorders of the respiratory system, such as asthma, pneumonia (pneumonia), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), etc.
anemia (lack of red blood cells). In red blood cells there is a hemoglobin (Hb) substance which functions to bind oxygen and distribute it throughout the body, so that a deficiency in red blood cells can cause symptoms of oxygen deficiency, including: shortness of breath, fatigue, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, dizzy spinning, etc.
psychological disorders, namely panic attacks and anxiety disorders. A panic attack is a high-intensity fear of something that comes suddenly with no real cause. People who experience panic attacks often feel tightness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, stomach cramps, nausea, numbness, and fear of dying.
We cannot conclude that the disease you are experiencing is indeed GERD, because as mentioned above there are several other possible diagnoses, and these possibilities can only be confirmed by direct examination. Therefore we suggest that you see a doctor. If you have previously examined a doctor but you are not satisfied or are still experiencing complaints, then you are allowed to consult other doctors (especially internal medicine specialists), to ask for another opinion (second opinion), also remembering that this complaint has been your last naturally.
While waiting for the doctor's appointment, here are some ways you can do at home to reduce complaints:
not smoking, not consuming caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
avoid spicy and acidic foods
eat on time
avoid foods that contain gas, such as cabbage, bread made from yeast flour, instant noodles, tapai, coconut milk food, etc.
avoid lying down immediately after eating, give a break of at least 20-30 minutes
get enough rest
manage stress wisely
I hope this helps
Greetings, dr. Denisa