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Can GERD cause COPD? If so, would taking a PPI completely prevent the possibility of COPD caused by acid reflux?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
Internal Medicine

In brief: No.

GERD may cause interstitial lung disease if there is repeated aspiration events.
It will not cause COPD.

In brief: No.

GERD may cause interstitial lung disease if there is repeated aspiration events.
It will not cause COPD.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: It can cause damage

GERD can cause asthma, chronic ronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
PPI's are not the true answer since some damage can be caused by alkaline reflux. See a gastroenterologist expert in GERD.

In brief: It can cause damage

GERD can cause asthma, chronic ronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
PPI's are not the true answer since some damage can be caused by alkaline reflux. See a gastroenterologist expert in GERD.
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
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