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Will stomach acidity that comes up during sleep hurt my lung health as well?
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is a causal link between acid reflux and asthma.
However, the reflux has to come up high enough to hit your vocal cords and go down your lungs. Some patients will sleep with the head of their beds elevating using cinder blocks to avoid this problem.

In brief: Yes
There is a causal link between acid reflux and asthma.
However, the reflux has to come up high enough to hit your vocal cords and go down your lungs. Some patients will sleep with the head of their beds elevating using cinder blocks to avoid this problem.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
If the stomach acid is aspirated (inhaled) into the lungs, then your lungs can be damaged by the acid .
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In brief: Possibly
If the stomach acid is aspirated (inhaled) into the lungs, then your lungs can be damaged by the acid .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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