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I have been feeling queasy, When I bend down I also feel queasy and then right afterwards I get short of breath. The middle of my stomach when I press it feels hard (it feels as if gas is being formed there and staying there and refuses to pass). In addition when I go to retrieve something in my closet and I have to bend down to get it I feel all of the above symptoms. Help.

Hi Debbie

I do not think it is an acid reflux.
Two things came to my mind.

First, it is sliding hiatal hernia. When you change the position to forward, some parts of your stomach can go inside the thoracic cavity. It may create the symptoms look like yours. It is not life threatened condition, millions people have this. There are some non-drug, non-knife options for sliding hiatal hernia.

Second, it can be bendopnea
It is a novel heart failure symptom in advanced heart failure patients. I do not have much information about you, but if you “retrieve something in my closet” situation is not too bad. We may discuss your situation on the phone consultation.

I wish you health.
Peter Melamed, PhD
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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