I have been diagnosed with a small hernia with chronic acid reflux. In the morning I wake up with a wet cough and when I take a deep breath it feels as if I have fluid inside. I already sleep on a wedge pillow. I am not sure if it's the acid going into my lungs or something else and I'm concerned about what to do to stop this as I'm sure it's extremely damaging to my lungs.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the back flow of stomach contents, including digestive juices, into the esophagus or food tube. This is more commonly called acid reflux or heartburn. This reflux can come all the way up to the mouth and nose. When this happens the material can be aspirated, dribbling into the windpipe and lungs. Your symptoms could be due to this.
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