Gerd and Heart Palpitations

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Does anyone know if Gerd can cause heart palpitations and back ache? The back ache move around like something in the tissue moving. I dont if its muscle spasm because i dont know how muscle spasm feels.

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    yes it can cause heart palpitations and back ache.

    tightness in the chest, and alsorts of other things.

    The gp told me that all nerves are around the osophagus and when it’s inflamed that’s what causes the pain and symptoms.

    hope this helps 

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      Thank you Julie. I know it has to be more to it besides my.perimempause

      These palpitations are daily and ongoing. I know before when theres inflammation my stomach would have spasm. I have gastritis but it has been umder control so im guessing. I havent been having any symptons except the spasm especially if i eat or drink something. I had several test done on heart and it was fine. I was sent to lung specialist because cardiologist said it was fluid on lungs. But lung doc said it was no lomger there. i think Gerd (hiatal hernia) is to blame for all of this misery. Ive been having backaches, weakness, especially in legs. How interesting that my chiropractor mentioned the vague nerve to me this summer. Which is inflamed nerve or esophgous?

      What do i need to do to for this?

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      Hi Mary.

      i read about the Vargas nerve. It’s at top of our spine.

      if I get very bad palpitations I put a ice pack, and that seems to calm things down a bit. 

      I did mention to Vargas nerve to my gp and he looked at me gone out.

      so iv been trying to sort myself out, trying manuka honey, watching what I eat, excersises, and I just have gaviscon when it gets painful mainly at night, and stress seems to make it worse, 

      Hiatus hernia does seem to run in my family.

      iv also ordered Aloe Vera to take so see how that goes.

      i think the worse trigger for me is wine and chocolate and white bread.


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    Hi Mary,

    Julie is correct my GP told me the Vagus nerve controls the heart lungs and gut and if it is not functioning correctly can cause all the things you mention.

    L x

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