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Do acid reflux causes pain in heart?

Do any one knows if acid reflux causes your heart to hurt? I have chest pain also. Did any one heard of such thing. Please let me know or if u ever read or come across such. THANKS~
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Dear Mr.Mohan Singh,
Your query--does acid reflux cause cheat pain----yes, it does.Actually, our oesophagus i.e. foodpipe,is neutral in nature,so any reflux i.e.backflow of acid from the stomach is going to burn the lining of the oesophagus which is very delicate and this causes pain behind the breast bone which we also term as heartburn,which does not have anything to do with the heart.This can be overcome by consuming cold milk/icecream etc.,or by taking antacids.Also avoid spicy and sour food when you have this problem.
Answered: Fri, 18 Nov 2011
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Acid reflux do not cause any damage to your heart.It happens when gastric acid come upwards.The pain is felt in the heart region as it irritates the nerve and the pain radiates to heart region.It makes you feel that you are having heart pain
Answered: Fri, 18 Nov 2011
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Yes, acid reflux can cause substernal pain which may cause you to believe you are having a heart attack. Just make sure that you have a physical exam to rule out any heart problems.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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