A 16-year-old female asked:
Hello, i was recently diagnosed with vcd but i believe im having symptoms of gerd. my mother has gerd and im unsure if it can be genetic. im also curious if i can have vcd and gerd at the same time. im starting to have random issues with speech?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Studies in monozygotic than dizygotic twin pairs suggested the role of host genetic factors in its pathogenesis; however, the genetic factors are not strong.
VCD and GERD have causal relationship in some cases. GERD may cause of laryngospasm type of VCD. I wonder who made the diagnosis of VCD in your case and if you have other GERD symptoms.
You need a full assessment with both ENT and GI doctors
Answered Jun 06, 2021
Last updated Jun 7, 2021
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