Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes... Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this.
Acid reflux. Acid reflux can very definitely cause asthma or worsening of asthma. You need to treat both illnesses in order to get well. Also if you are overweight then you need to lose weight in order to get better. Asthma should be treated by allergist or other specialists.

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but.... Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. Read more...

Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Yes. one of the important causes of poor control of asthma could be uncontrolled reflux. Read more...

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Very much so. I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. Read more...