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can gerd (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
YES: Gerd can cause chronic cough.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation.

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