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Extreme bloating in upper abdomen with pressure, unable to get deep breath, fast heart rate. Reasons ?

I am a 42 year old female and have been having trouble with extreme bloating in my upper abdomen and the pressure gets so bad it makes it hard to get a good deep breath. Also cannot burp, have never really burped in my whole life. And also notice fast heart rate after drinking a couple of beers and sometimes after eating.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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This sounds like irritation to your diaphragm , there are a few possible causes for this , that will include raised intra abdominal pressure and hiatus hernia. This is best examined by a surgeon and often imaging tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis . If your stomach pushes above your diaphragm you might be unable to burp , you also use your diaphragm to breathe and thus the problem taking a breath.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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