7th December 2019

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Can inflamed esophagus cause shortness breath?

These difficulties can sometimes lead to life-threatening respiratory complications. Shortness of breath, also called dyspnea, occurs with GERD because stomach acid that creeps into the esophagus can enter the lungs, particularly during sleep, and cause swelling of the airways.

Can esophagitis cause chest pain?

Esophagitis can cause painful, difficult swallowing and chest pain. Esophagitis can also lead to complications such as scarring or narrowing of the esophagus, and difficulty swallowing.
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