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A 31-year-old female asked:

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have gerd? what is the cause? my asthma is caused by allergies. could gerd be cause by allergies?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve

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Last updated Jan 29, 2015

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