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.
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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