A 49-year-old member asked:
How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?
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Dr. Luis Taylor answered
38 years experience in Pulmonology
The stomach and: esophagus may regurgitate acid and contents into the upper airway and into the lung. This condition, reflux esophagitis, can cause heartburn, chronic cough, asthma and in severe cases, aspiration pneumonia.
Answered on Mar 8, 2016
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