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Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Snoring is more associated with the airway and may be reflective of sleep apnea.
Hiccups are non-specific and reflect irritation to the diaphragm. Hiccups may be associated with acid reflux. Belching is also commonly associated with gerd.

In brief: Maybe

Snoring is more associated with the airway and may be reflective of sleep apnea.
Hiccups are non-specific and reflect irritation to the diaphragm. Hiccups may be associated with acid reflux. Belching is also commonly associated with gerd.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep apnea

Yes. Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea- stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time.
The build up of pressure causes pressure on the stomach, causing acid to be forced back up the throat.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Yes. Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea- stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time.
The build up of pressure causes pressure on the stomach, causing acid to be forced back up the throat.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I can't speak to the hiccup question, but gerd is definately linked to sleep apnea, of which robust snoring may be a sign.
In other words, if you snore a lot, you may also have obstructive sleep apnea (osa). It is a serious disease that can greatly affect your health and longevity. People with osa are much more likely to have reflux dissease. Speak to your md about having a sleep test.

In brief: Yes

I can't speak to the hiccup question, but gerd is definately linked to sleep apnea, of which robust snoring may be a sign.
In other words, if you snore a lot, you may also have obstructive sleep apnea (osa). It is a serious disease that can greatly affect your health and longevity. People with osa are much more likely to have reflux dissease. Speak to your md about having a sleep test.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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