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Gerd Causing Asthma
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 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
Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)
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
No: I have not heard of such a link. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
What could cause wheezing on inhalation with dx asthma. My symptoms--mostly GERD related--seem to be abnormal for asthma. I have trouble inhaling?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer