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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.

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