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I have heartburn; can it worsen asthma?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Gastric esophageal reflux disease (gerd) can worsen asthma by either stimulation of the vagus nerve or micro aspiration.
Your asthma may be better controlled if your gerd is aggressively treated. See your doctor for this treatment.

In brief: Yes

Gastric esophageal reflux disease (gerd) can worsen asthma by either stimulation of the vagus nerve or micro aspiration.
Your asthma may be better controlled if your gerd is aggressively treated. See your doctor for this treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Reflux (especially at night) is a known asthma trigger.

In brief: Yes.

Reflux (especially at night) is a known asthma trigger.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Acetic acid (a weak acid) instilled directly into the esophagus can cause bronchospasm via something known as the broncho-esophageal reflex.
Stomach acid coming into the esophagus can do the same thing.

In brief: Yes

Acetic acid (a weak acid) instilled directly into the esophagus can cause bronchospasm via something known as the broncho-esophageal reflex.
Stomach acid coming into the esophagus can do the same thing.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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