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I’m 37 and have recently noticed that my breathing has

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I’m 37 and have recently noticed that my breathing has become laboured. I’ve also been having some problems with my stomach (pains and bloating). I also feel like I have something stuck in my throat which I can’t clear. I take Omeprazole for acid reflux. Do you know what the problem could be? I’m starting to think this could be serious.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you Doctor.

It is difficult to say with certainty but these symptoms are seen in a Hiatal hernia. In this condition, the contents of the abdomen herniate through the diaphragmatic opening through which the food pipe enters the abdomen. This opening becomes widened due to genetic factor and/or increased intraabdominal pressure and the contents of the abdomen, like the stomach can herniate into the chest causing chest pain, acid reflux, shortness of breath etc.

The best way to confirm the diagnosis is to see a Gastroenterologist and have an endoscopy done.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello Doctor,
I’ve been taking the acid tablets for around ten years. I also used to smoke....

Sure, did you read my reply above?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I’ll make an appointment with my GP. Thanks very much.

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