gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) in asthma patients deserves more aggressive treatment

The latest thinking is that gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) in asthma patients deserves more aggressive treatment.

Many adults with asthma also have GERD. Quite often they're asymptomatic and don't even know they have reflux problems.

GERD can cause bronchoconstriction by irritating the esophagus...and by aspiration of gastric acid into the lungs.

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