New research is re-questioning the link between asthma and GERD

New research is re-questioning the link between asthma and GERD.

Some asthma patients are given a PPI...even if they don't have typical GERD symptoms such as heartburn.

That's because patients without overt GERD symptoms could still have acid reflux. And aspiration of the acid can make airways constrict...leading to cough, chest tightness, or shortness of breath.

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