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What is GERD And is its Appearance Associated With Asthma?

Sunday, August 8, 2021

What is GERD And is its Appearance Associated With Asthma?
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is one of the health problems that many people are exposed to and causes inconvenience, pain and inability to eat, and some studies have shown a strong relationship between GERD and asthma, and according to clevelandclinic, more than 75% of people with asthma suffer from GERD. They are twice as likely to have gastroesophageal reflux disease as people without asthma. GERD may worsen asthma symptoms , and asthma medications may exacerbate GERD, but treating GERD often helps relieve asthma symptoms .


The main symptoms of GERD are persistent heartburn and acidity. Some people experience GERD without heartburn, and instead have chest pain, hoarseness in the morning or difficulty swallowing. You may feel like you have food stuck in your throat. GERD can also cause dry cough and bad breath .


Anyone of any age can develop GERD, but some may be at a higher risk of developing it and you are more likely to develop some form of GERD (mild or severe) after age 40 .


You are also more likely to have GERD if you:

You are overweight or obese .


- Pregnant .


Smoking or regular exposure to second-hand smoke .


Taking some medications that may cause gastroesophageal reflux disease .

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