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Overview, gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (gerd) is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids back up from the stomach into the esophagus. Gerd affects people of all agesfrom infants to older adults.
People with asthma allergy are at higher risk of developing gerd.
Asthma flare-ups can cause the lower esophageal sphincter to relax, allowing stomach contents to flow back, or reflux, into the esophagus.
Some asthma medications (especially theophylline) may worsen reflux symptoms.
On the other hand, acid reflux can make asthma symptoms worse by irritating the airways and lungs.
This, in turn, can lead to progressively more serious asthma. Also, this irritation can trigger allergic reactions and make the airways more sensitive to environmental conditions such as smoke or cold air. Symptoms Diagnosis, symptoms, everyone has experienced gastroesophageal reflux.
It happens when you burp, have an acid taste in your mouth or have heartburn. However, if these symptoms interfere with your daily life it is time to see your physician.
Other symptoms that occur less frequently but can indicate that you could have gerd are: Acid regurgitation (retasting your food after eating).