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Doctor insights on: Gerd Causing Asthma

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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I have asthma now I'm assuming caused by GERD, AFTER multiple episodes of bronchitis. If the GERD is managed, Will the asthma stop?

I have asthma now I'm assuming caused by GERD, AFTER multiple episodes of bronchitis. If the GERD is managed, Will the asthma stop?

If it is acid reflu: many tiggers can aggravate asthma.If asthma is the correct diagnosis and improved with acid reflux measures consider other triggers eg: allergy,infectious anatomic and psychologicl ...Read more

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What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

Multiple: There are several possible causes of asthma symptoms, including infection, allergy, and exercise. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) can certainly trigger asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation. ...Read more

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Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Cough: Hello. A chronic cough can be caused by a number of etiologies. As you mentioned, you have had a good work up so far. Other suggestions would be to review your medications, have an endoscopic evaluation of your vocal cords then see a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

Response to therapy: Assuming that you have narrowed the cause of your cough down to these things, it all depends on your response to medical therapy and avoidance of triggers. Your doctor could help with a trial of an inhaler like albuterol and you could also try medicines that are available over the counter for GERD and allergies. If you respond to symptomatic care, that may be al that you need. Also consider URIs. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

Chronic cough: Medications is another cause. Have you been trialed on meds for the cough such as an anti-reflux pill for 4-6 weeks or an inhaled medication for 4-6 weeks since much of reflux is silent and there is a large component of something called cough variant asthma with totally normal breathing tests. ...Read more

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If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

Likely: A cough which responds COMPLETELY to inhaled asthma medicine is UNLIKELY to be due to other causes, but only a personal evaluation can tell you about YOUR health with CERTAINTY. ...Read more

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Could my GERD be aggravating my asthma and causing pain across the middle of my back?

Could my GERD be aggravating my asthma and causing pain across the middle of my back?

GERD and asthma: Yes - gerd can aggravate asthma. There appear to be two mechanisms at least. One is reflex stimulation at the end of the esophagus triggering cough; the other is the possibility of very small amounts of reflux going down the airway. In either event, this should be addressed sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Could it be Asthma or GERD Bloating causing wheezy chest ?When i am laying down in Bed at night or even Heart or Bisoprolol taken in the Evening?

Either, really.: Both asthma and GERD can cause wheezing, especially at night. As well, given your cardiac history, there is such a thing as a "cardiac wheeze" which is related to congestion of the lung interstitium with fluid. These possibilities need to be addressed formally. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more

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Is there connection between GERD and asthma?

Is there connection between GERD and asthma?

Yes....: The presence of gerd can worsen asthma symptoms and it can be a cause of chronic cough. So, asthmatics should be screened for gerd symptoms and treated if it is suspected. ...Read more

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How to identify that it is asthma already? I have gerd.

How to identify that it is asthma already? I have gerd.

Asthma: IF you have been coughing, feel tightness in the chest, breathing faster, then you may be wheezing. You do not have these symptoms and have been just coughing then you may try Albuterol inhaler. If your cough resolves and breathing gets better then you may have cough variant asthma or wheezing. ...Read more

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Can some one explain the connection between asthma and gerd?

Can some one explain the connection between asthma and gerd?

Asthma / GERD: Asthma is reversible airway disease, there is narrowing of airway due to inflammation, mucous in airway, spasm, due to triggers followed by wheezing, respiratory distress. Anti-inflammatory + bronchodilator is treatment. Gerd is reflux of stomach contents in esophagus bc of lax sphincter, sometimes with vomiting, aspiration in lungs causing resp. Distress. Rx. Acid reducing med, sometime surgery. ...Read more

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I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

GERD: Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else. Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Yes ; yes: Gerd can exacerbate / trigger asthma. Should be on an h2 blocker or ppi (depending on extent of symptoms) to assist with asthma control and your gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more