Don’t risk acid reflux complicating your asthma & vice versa—come to us for help
Sometimes called heartburn, acid reflux is a condition affecting the tissues of the esophagus. Patients may experience sensations of burning or of food feeling like it is stuck behind the breastbone as stomach contents leak backwards into the esophagus. In rarer cases, patients may also experience coughing, wheezing, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, or hoarseness.
Acid Reflux and Asthma
Acid reflux and asthma often occur together, especially in children. It’s estimated that half of children with asthma also suffer from severe acid reflux. Though the exact link between these two conditions has not been established by science, it is clear that they can worsen one another. Therefore, if you suffer from asthma and also begin experiencing symptoms of acid reflux, it is vital that you notify your doctor.
How We Can Help
At Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group, we have a detailed understanding of how asthma and acid reflux interact with one another. If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of acid reflux and you have asthma or a chronic cough, it’s possible that if your acid reflux is treated correctly, then your asthma or cough may also improve. Come visit one of our expert allergists so we can make recommendations on how to control your acid reflux along with your asthma and allergies.
Need help fast? Call us now at 805-658-9500 and we’ll get you an appointment right away.