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Can someone die of acid reflux disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, not gerd per se.
Gerd can lead to barretts esophagus which can lead to esophageal cancer and ultimately death. Esophageal cancer is becoming more common and has a high mortality but is still relatively uncommon.

In brief: No

No, not gerd per se.
Gerd can lead to barretts esophagus which can lead to esophageal cancer and ultimately death. Esophageal cancer is becoming more common and has a high mortality but is still relatively uncommon.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes but rare

As dr. Vinson noted, major concerns are longterm complications.
However, depending the amount/degree of refluxing, there are certain subgroups that can have complications more directly associated with gerd. Some infants have respiratory complications and/or sid thought to be associated with gerd. Some adults may have significant lung disease and/or infection associated with refluxing.

In brief: Yes but rare

As dr. Vinson noted, major concerns are longterm complications.
However, depending the amount/degree of refluxing, there are certain subgroups that can have complications more directly associated with gerd. Some infants have respiratory complications and/or sid thought to be associated with gerd. Some adults may have significant lung disease and/or infection associated with refluxing.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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