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Dr. W.Chu, Board Certified Physician
Category: Cardiology
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Experience:  I am board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Interventional Cardiology and Echocardiography.
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Heartburn so bad it as left me with dreadful cough and a clicking

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Heartburn so bad it as left me with dreadful cough and a clicking sound in my throat
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. W.Chu replied 4 years ago.

Dr. W.Chu :

Hello there, thanks for the very practical question. I am sorry you are suffering from this condition. If you are sure you are suffering from acid reflux or heartburn, you may try some over-the-counter Pepcid first. Then I would see your primary care physician for further evaluation to see whether you need more potent medication or see a specialist.

Dr. W.Chu :

However, I have to warn you that angina (chest pain from heart) sometimes can mimic heartburn. So if you have some risk factors for heart disease and if you have some doubt that your symptoms could represent heart disease, you may want to go to ER to be checked out and make sure this is not from your heart. I would be cautious and play safe.

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