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Shortness of breath. Diagnosed with acid reflux, Alkaline phosphate 117. What does this mean?

i went to the emergency room this pass sunday due to shortness of breath and a pull/soreness around/under my left rib cage and breast . After test were done the doctor diagnosed it as Acid Reflux and gave a perscription. I was looking over the paper that gave the test results from the blood test and it stated my Alkaline Phosphatase is leve 117. what does that mean?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You are most likely suffering from lower respiratory tract infection.
Presence of left rib cage pain along with shortness of breath suggest the diagnosis.
Acid reflux may cause persistent throat discomfort and cough but soreness in chest appears to be least related with acid reflux.
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme which is secreted by multiple organs in our body such as bone, placenta, liver, saliva.
Your alkaline phosphatase is normal.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for chest x ray and endoscopy for better diagnosis of your symptoms.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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