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GERD and shortness of breath
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GERD and shortness of breath

I have been getting short of breath for several months, at rest and walking.  I am usually worse in the A.M. upon getting  up and have a tightness in my chest area, cough (non-productive) for about a half-hour and hoarsness in A.M.  I had a stress test this week and it was o.k., although my b.p. went to 250 during the test; scan of my heart afterwards was o.k.  Now I don't know if I should see a pulmonologist or could this be caused by GERD, which I have?  My family doctor said it could be GERD or weight too, as I am about 20# overweight with excess fat around my middle.
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Hi Lee630,
The symptoms you have mentioned can occur in GERD also.

An upper GI endoscopy and 24 hours pH monitoring can help in diagnosing the condition.

Consult a gastro for these tests.
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