Yes GERD can cause those symptoms. Many people who start to experience GERD think there is a heart issue going on. I've had the same pains you describe often before I had surgery.
If the reflux gets up to the lungs it can cause some very nasty breathing issues. We have several members who had the surgery because they had such bad lung issues from GERD.
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease
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