breathing problems and gerd... tell me how, and show me how>?

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/30/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Question for people with breathing - asthma problems associated with gerd....

Specifically, the people who had surgey or treatment and your breathing problem improved....

My question is how did they associate your breathing problems with the gerd? what test? did you ever use a pocket peak flow meter when you were having trouble breathing? what did it read? low?

here my problem

I am young. 25. I have a major breathing issue- asthma like. The only thing I have been diagnosed with is GERD and a 5 cm sliding hitial hernia. And also redness in my throat, constantly couging up mucus.  My brething sucks, its been a year like this now. I dotn hypervenolate, but just have constant breathing problems, like breathing out of a straw.

I used to smoke but quit. I have had allergy test... no allergies.

Ct scan of lungs w contrast.... clean, nomral

chest x ray normal

Pulmonary function tests all normal 100%

no response to asthma medications really, maybe a little, but nor enough

eks's normal

2 echo's of my heart, normal, good heart, no hypertension


If the gerd is really causing asthma or my breathing problems, why the heck arent they showing up on PFT's?

If gerd is casuing asthma, why is the asmtha medication not working?

If gerd is causing asthma, then why do I blow off the scale on my peak flow meter even when I have my breathing episodes?

I dont want to go get gerd surgery if its not going to help my breathing, thats what I am saying.....

So, my question is how did your docs connect the gerd to the breathing problems.... what tests... I have posted before and never got a gd answer. There has to be one. They wouoldnt just give you the surgery...

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/30/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to an allergy specialist with my breathing problems. When he couldn't stop my chronic coughing he sent me to a pulmonologist.
The pulmonologist Who did the tests you mentioned. She couldn't fix the problem. She suggested GERD and sent me to a gastroenterologist.
He did a scope, BRAVO, bairum swallow, stomach emptying, and momoetry test. He said that I had a weak LES and acid was coming up to my epiglotis(?) and spilling over into my windpipe causing asthma and the chronic cough. I just got told I need the surgery. I'm chosing the least invasive Esophyx Procedure.
This process took me three years of aggrevation. mad
I hope this answers your question.
Joy yeah
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