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What causes heaviness in chest and throat with breathlessness?

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Posted on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi
I am a 41 year old male and have recently been experiencing heaviness in chest and throat and breathlessness..I had all respiritory tests come back clear and I had a endoscopy and they found gastritis esophagitis and moderate reflux.And bile in the stomach which is probably because I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago..
I have increased my lansoprazole to 30mg twice a day for the last 2 weeks and I eat very well but im still suffering with this constant.. And now I also I am also experiencing terrible breathlessness every time I lay down and I get a lump in throat and I cant even sleep now because of this..

My question is…..Can this get better in time and if so how long does this take roughly

Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes , this condition will get better in time .

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for the query.

As per your clinical history & endoscopy it appears that you are having Gastritis + esophagitis + GERD + Heartburn.

Yes , this condition will get better in time . It will take roughly 8-16 weeks .

If I were your treating doctor,
I would advice you life style modification .
Avoid spicy , fast food , alcohol & smoking .
Eat timely 3 hour before sleep , take walk after meal & also try to sleep timely.

You can use antacid syrup for instant relief. Continue lansoprazole and metoclopomide .

Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.

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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade 1 hour later
Hi how is my sphincter damaged because it comes up when i sleep now or can this correct itself over time
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is because of GERD .

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for follow up query.
It is because of GERD .
Yes , this will correct itselt over 8-16 weeks.
Use antacid syrup & lansoprazole + metoclopomide . Most Important is life style modification.

If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wish you good health .
Regards.
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