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Can acid reflux cause lung problems?

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I’ve been reading up on acid reflux since I have been suffering from it the last few years. I read somewhere that if acid reflux isn’t controlled, it can lead to lung problems. Is this true? Can acid reflux cause lung problems?
asked 4 years ago in Complications by dina1 (240 points)

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Yes, acid reflux can both cause and exacerbate existing lung problems. GERD, unchecked, can cause pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma. It can also make these conditions worse in people who already suffer from them. This happens because stomach acid makes it way into the lungs breathing tubes or windpipes sometimes causing problems. This is why it is extremely important for individuals to get a handle on their acid reflux.
answered 4 years ago by bill_somers (250 points)

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