A 28-year-old member asked:
Will stomach acidity that comes up during sleep hurt my lung health as well?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: There is a causal link between acid reflux and asthma. However, the reflux has to come up high enough to hit your vocal cords and go down your lungs. Some patients will sleep with the head of their beds elevating using cinder blocks to avoid this problem.
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Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: If the stomach acid is aspirated (inhaled) into the lungs, then your lungs can be damaged by the acid ...
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 29, 2014
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