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How does the respiratory interact with the digestive system?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Huh ??????: Your question makes no sense. Only interact when you aspirate food
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A 42-year-old female asked:

How does the repiratory and the digestive system interact with each other?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
In your throat!: Your digestive tract and respiratory tract are very connected. You eat and breath through your mouth :). Significant problems in you upper GI tract (esophagus and stomach) can have very real impact on you respiratory tract! example, people with bad reflux can have worsening of their asthma..There are many more examples.
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