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How can treating acid reflux help relieve coughing and wheezing from asthma?

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People with asthma often get acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Managing acid reflux can help ease your coughing and wheezing. Treatment for GERD includes raising the head of your bed, losing weight, avoiding spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes. Medications also can help lower acid production in your stomach. Rarely, surgery made be needed to prevent acid reflux if other treatments don’t work.

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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