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Few doc says acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis few doc says not if silent reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis wts time frame?

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Dr. Ted Saha
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In brief: GERD

Well known extraesophageal( outside of feeding tube) manifestations include asthma, laryngitis, chronic cough, aspiration pneumonia, ch bronchitis, sleep apnea, dental caries, bad breath, and hiccups.
Thus, it can damage lung tissues, at least in theory in a normal person. Surgical techniques can be used in the rare pts who are refractory to medical managements.

In brief: GERD

Well known extraesophageal( outside of feeding tube) manifestations include asthma, laryngitis, chronic cough, aspiration pneumonia, ch bronchitis, sleep apnea, dental caries, bad breath, and hiccups.
Thus, it can damage lung tissues, at least in theory in a normal person. Surgical techniques can be used in the rare pts who are refractory to medical managements.
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