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asthma with heartburn
An_198122 posted:
I went to allergist,asthma doctor today went thru all allergy tests and they were fine then he did a breathing test and was amazed at how bad my breathing was so put me on 2 inhalers and feel it is being caused from my heartburn as that happens at times. I have noticed when I eat certain foods my breathing becomes much worse so hopefully now that I have a diagnosis I will feel better. Does anyone else have the same type situation from having heartburn
CalGal37 responded:
Anon, there are many with GERD who experience breathing problems especially if they're having 'high' reflux. It could mean you're aspirating small particles of acid into the lungs and it's causing irritation.

Having a diagnosis is fine, but you need to get the reflux under control because if it's refluxing that high, it's also going to irritate your esophagus and could result in a problem with erosion down the line. You may want to consider visiting your GI doc and finding out if you should be modifying your diet or your medication. It may be happening more often than just when it apparent to you.
vol150 replied to CalGal37's response:
I was diagnosed with barrett's a couple of days ago and I'm still freaked out by it! I'm a 29/male in good health and I have no idea why this is going on other than genetics. My mother, who died from ovarion cancer and father both suffered/suffer from reflux. I've been on reflux med since begining of March with little results! I feel like someone is choking me all the time!!! Should I question my GI about asthma meds???

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