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Asthma

Question
Posted by: | 2018/11/05

Q.

Breathlessness

Could my breathlessness with no other asthma symptoms be caused by acid reflux? I also have dry mouth, hiccups and sour taste. My main issue is that I can't take a deep breath which causes me to hyperventilate sometimes. I have no cough nor wheezing. What can I do about it? Thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2018/11/09

Gastric acid reflux disease (GORD) can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, and an asthma-like syndrome.  Ask your doctor to put you on a trial of high dose antacid therapy to see if it helps.  The diagnosis can be quite tricky, so you may need to consult a specialist.  The latter can also decide on the cause of your shortness of breath.  Sometimes 2 or 3 conditions can co-exist.

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