U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Saratoga, CA
A 26-year-old male asked:

Can gerd cause copd? if so, would taking a ppi completely prevent the possibility of copd caused by acid reflux?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
It can cause damage: GERD can cause asthma, chronic ronchitis, pneumonia, etc. PPI's are not the true answer since some damage can be caused by alkaline reflux. See a gastroenterologist expert in GERD.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
No.: GERD may cause interstitial lung disease if there is repeated aspiration events. It will not cause COPD.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 11, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.