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I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: GERD

Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else.
Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr.

In brief: GERD

Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else.
Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. James Glauber
A recent study showed that treating GERD in patients with asthma does not improve their asthma.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
There are studies on both sides of that equation -- some showing improvement of GERD with asthma treatment, others showing improvement of asthma with GERD treatment, and still others with no correlation.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Slightly higher

I would actually say your chances are slightly higher with a concurrent history of asthma.
It is well known that gerd can trigger asthma symptoms, so the fact that you have asthma places you at a slightly higher risk of having gerd. If you're having abdominal pain after eating, wet burps or other concerns, i'd let your doctor know!

In brief: Slightly higher

I would actually say your chances are slightly higher with a concurrent history of asthma.
It is well known that gerd can trigger asthma symptoms, so the fact that you have asthma places you at a slightly higher risk of having gerd. If you're having abdominal pain after eating, wet burps or other concerns, i'd let your doctor know!
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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