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How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

Cough: The acid rolls over from your esophagus into your trachea which is the main tube into your lungs thus causing you to cough ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Treat the root cause: If a cough is caused solely by acid reflux, treating the reflux is the best and only solution. ...Read more

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How does aspiration occur when eating,drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux

How does aspiration occur when eating,drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux

Aspiration: your windpipe and you've gut go together and when you swallow the food is directed into the gut but sometimes a little gets into your trachea or windpipe and cause you to cough it is not of any importance the fact that you have reflux may cause a little increase in that happening ...Read more

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I had fundoplication surgery dec 2011 for my chronic cough. It turns out i had at best(before the surgery) mild acid reflux. My cough was caused by a ?

I had fundoplication surgery dec 2011 for my chronic cough. It turns out i had at best(before the surgery) mild acid reflux. My cough was caused by a ?

Is cough gone?: A nissan fundoplication is a surgery that's been done for years to treat acid reflux; now, however, it's often done laparoscopically. Reflux can cause cough, hoarseness, wheezing, heartburn, etc. If your symptoms are better, know that even mild reflux can cause symptoms. If the cough persists, it's back to the drawing board. Asthma, sinus infections, and/or allergies are frequent reasons. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a cough caused by acid reflux/gerd?

Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a cough caused by acid reflux/gerd?

Treat GERD instead: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Part of MCTD. : One component of MCTD is scleroderma, and scleroderma affects the esophagus, causing bad reflux and aspiration. The latter issue can contribute to a cough as the refluxate ascends into your throat and then down towards the lungs. ...Read more

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4 yr old has had chronic cough for 12wks+.Has been diagnosed & is treated for acid reflux & asthma.Also diagnose w/ lrg tonsils/adenoids.Cause 4cough?

4 yr old has had chronic cough for 12wks+.Has been diagnosed & is treated for acid reflux & asthma.Also diagnose w/ lrg tonsils/adenoids.Cause 4cough?

All of those: Cough is a symptom of "something" and in a 4 year old, things such as acid reflux, asthma, nasal allergies, and chronic infection (chronic tonsillitis for example) can cause this. Treatments for each are different and often, these things can occur together. If the treatments for reflux, asthma, and allergies are not working, you should see an ENT to get an opinion about the tonsils and .Adenoids. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux sometimes when i get a cough or brush my teeth i start gaging like im gonna throw up sometimes do alittle what is the cause of this?

I have acid reflux sometimes when i get a cough or brush my teeth i start gaging like im gonna throw up sometimes do alittle what is the cause of this?

More sensitive: The acidity of the acid reflux and just possibly a hyperactive gag reflex may be creating your problems. Sometimes it is good to swish your mouth with very cold water or a strong mouth rinse prior to brushing, especially when brushing your tongue. Trial and error and try not to think about it when doing it. ...Read more

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Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason.ocassionally cough white clear mucus.doc says acid reflux.can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason.ocassionally cough white clear mucus.doc says acid reflux.can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition. It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more