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How can gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) worsen asthma?

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GERD is when your stomach acids move up to your esophagus. Sometimes the acid can get into the back of the throat and reach your lungs. That can make you cough, wheeze, hoarse, and sore in the throat. Those symptoms may not respond to asthma medication. GERD is common among people with asthma. Some doctors believe that asthma or asthma treatments make you more susceptible to acid reflux.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

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