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acid impact on lungs


This discussion is related to acid reflux in lungs?.
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535822 tn?1443976780
There is a good GERD forum on MH take a look has a lot of answers
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  hi..
  
  if i have GERD what well i do..
  what kind of medicines i will take.
  thank you...
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The causes for long term cough besides asthma are GERD and post nasal drip from allergies. GERD is gastro esophageal reflux disease where the stomach acids come back into the esophagus. This acid can provoke nerves, which can cause cough.  In addition reflux into the lower esophagus can stimulate esophageal nerves that connect to and can stimulate nerves going to the lungs. These nerves to the lungs then can cause the smaller breathing tubes to narrow, resulting in an attack of Asthma. Although GERD also may be a cause of asthma, it is more likely that it precipitates asthmatic attacks in patients who already have asthma.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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