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Anxiety, gas, throat feels tight, shortness of breath. What is wrong?

Hi There,

I have been burping a lot like constantly. I have been lately told by my doctor that i have anxiety but with period of time it has got better. Now i have started to get burping problems and i burp a lot. My throat get tight and i feel short of breath because of the tight feeling in my throat. What will you suggest me in this case ?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The causes of burping include:
1. Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
2. Gall bladder pathology
3. Anxiety- as mentioned by your doctor
4. Peptic ulcer due to excess acid production in stomach
5. Consumption of gas producing food products

Management includes:
1. Treatment of underlying cause
2. Dietary & lifestyle modifications
3. Medical management- Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole,etc. (which prevent acid formation in stomach)
4. Avoid stress..practice meditation.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.

You can ask me any further query on this website using the below link:

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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