20898167 tn?1590785649

Can anyone help? Belching, shortness of breath, indigestion

Can anyone help?

I'm a slim, athletic, 44 year old guy. I look after myself, carry no weight, don't smoke and only drink occasionally. I eat a very healthy diet, avoid processed food and exercise daily.

About 6 months ago I developed a problem with belching, shortness of breath and indigestion.

I get pressure in my chest and back, lots of bloating, breathlessness, and when I drink cold drinks I can feel them high up in my chest, not my stomach. Sometimes I feel like I'm having a heart attack. Food sometimes gets lodged going down and causes discomfort, but not pain.

I have no acid reflux, but everything I eat makes me burp.

I recently developed tinnitus in my right ear. Not sure if that's connected.

I've had my heart and lungs checked by the doctor and they are fine. My bloods show elevated iron and a little anemia. I am negative for H Pylori.

Thanks for taking the time to read.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
973741 tn?1342342773
So, you have been to the doctor and they ruled out acid reflux? That would have been my first guess.  Irritable bowel syndrome is another diagnosis that has the symptoms you describe.  This link will give you an overview of that:  https://www.webmd.com/ibs/default.htm  copy and paste.  Was this discussed with your doctor?  
Helpful - 0
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I don’t have reflux but I suspect perhaps a hernia? I’m awaiting investigation but things are slow on account of the pandemic
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Gastroenterology Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn which OTC medications can help relieve your digestive troubles.
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
Discover common causes of and remedies for heartburn.
This common yet mysterious bowel condition plagues millions of Americans
Don't get burned again. Banish nighttime heartburn with these quick tips
Get answers to your top questions about this pervasive digestive problem