Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
154 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can costochondritis, be related with burping and breathing difficulties?

Hi hope you can help,a week ago I felt sort of pressure under my right side of chest ,thought it was gas etc, was also burping but now a week later I have breathing dfficulty with sore throat .Could this be gall bladder ,liver or hiata hernia or maybe costochondritis.I am 47 and female . I went to doctor and he is going to send me for scan but meanwhile please let me know what you think. Thanks
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
Report Abuse
Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hello,

In my opinion, you are mostly having GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this, the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause chest pain, burping, gaseous feeling, throat pain etcetera. So follow these steps for better symptomatic relief in GERD.
1. Avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid junk food.
2. Avoid large meals, instead, take frequent small meals.
3. Take pantoprazole and levosulpiride combination on empty stomach twice daily.
4. Quit smoking and alcohol if you have these habits.
5. Keep 2-3 pillows under the head in bed.
6. Go for walking after meals. Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Recent questions on Hernia


Can costochondritis, be related with burping and breathing difficulties?

Hello, In my opinion, you are mostly having GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this, the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause chest pain, burping, gaseous feeling, throat pain etcetera. So follow these steps for better symptomatic relief in GERD. 1. Avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid junk food. 2. Avoid large meals, instead, take frequent small meals. 3. Take pantoprazole and levosulpiride combination on empty stomach twice daily. 4. Quit smoking and alcohol if you have these habits. 5. Keep 2-3 pillows under the head in bed. 6. Go for walking after meals. Don t worry, you will be alright with all these. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar