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What causes heartburn and shortness of breath? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Heart Attack Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.

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2

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of a panic attack. You may be having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror with no obvious cause.

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3

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest cavity. Common symptoms include heartburn, belching, and abdominal discomfort.

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4

Angina Pectoris

Learn about stable angina and what causes it. Find information on stable angina symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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5

Metabolic Syndrome X

Metabolic syndrome X is a group of five risk factors that can increase your chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. 

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6

Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are most common in the abdomen but can appear elsewhere.

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7

Beriberi

Beriberi is a term used for vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency. Vitamin B1 is found in foods like milk, beans, vegetables, meat, and whole grains.

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8

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the body.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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