A 36-year-old female asked:
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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
30 years experience Pediatrics
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
Answered on Jan 29, 2015
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