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If a person with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
There is a relation between asthma and reflux.
People especially with adult asthma are more likely to have reflux. The relation is not well understood but perhaps the reflux of acid damages the lung tissue especially if the person also tends to aspirate into the lungs. Also nerves connected to the esophagus may due to reflux cause the airway to constrict. Lungs mirror the GI tract, someone said.

In brief: See below
There is a relation between asthma and reflux.
People especially with adult asthma are more likely to have reflux. The relation is not well understood but perhaps the reflux of acid damages the lung tissue especially if the person also tends to aspirate into the lungs. Also nerves connected to the esophagus may due to reflux cause the airway to constrict. Lungs mirror the GI tract, someone said.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meds?
There is a relationship between lung disease and reflux but the association with COPD is not as well established as with asthma.
The answer may be in the medication the person is taking. Certain blood pressure medications and some COPD medicine can cause reflux.

In brief: Meds?
There is a relationship between lung disease and reflux but the association with COPD is not as well established as with asthma.
The answer may be in the medication the person is taking. Certain blood pressure medications and some COPD medicine can cause reflux.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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