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Is there any correlation between chronic coughing and esophageal strictures?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes

Gastrointestinal /esophageal conditions such as esophageal strictures and esophagitis/gastritis stimulate the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. This stimulation can cause bronchospasm and bronchial secretions which leads to cough.
Best to treat esophageal /gastric conditions in addition to treating and diagnosing other respiratory causes of the cough.

In brief: Yes

Gastrointestinal /esophageal conditions such as esophageal strictures and esophagitis/gastritis stimulate the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. This stimulation can cause bronchospasm and bronchial secretions which leads to cough.
Best to treat esophageal /gastric conditions in addition to treating and diagnosing other respiratory causes of the cough.
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