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Asthma problem's whilst wearing my seatbelt on my up right chest

Having a seatbelt on my up right of my chest, whilst driving my car. I feel like the seatbelt is causing me frustration with my asthma and Which I can't breath properly sometime's, what possibly could lead to an attack or a panic attack? I do want to wear my seatbelt for my safety but if it's going to cause me to have a accident on the road then I'l prefer not to wear one ... is there any solution or other options you could give me to help? Please
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replied June 29th, 2013
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

It can be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that can causes such symptoms. For this, avoid alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, chocolate or spicy or greasy foods and instead take cold foods preferably liquids like milk and yoghurt. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. You may also need antacids and proton pump inhibitor drugs for controlling the stomach acid.

Other than that your lung status needs to be checked and anxiety disorder also ruled out.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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