A 21-year-old member asked:
I have heartburn; can it worsen asthma?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Reflux (especially at night) is a known asthma trigger.
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Acetic acid (a weak acid) instilled directly into the esophagus can cause bronchospasm via something known as the broncho-esophageal reflex. Stomach acid coming into the esophagus can do the same thing.
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Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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