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COPD and GERD: How Does GERD Affect COPD Symptoms?

The Link Between COPD and GERD

If you have a have diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) you have a have a higher than average likelihood of also being diagnosed with gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is sometimes referred to as acid reflux disease. The symptoms of COPD and GERD exacerbate each other. Experts disagree about the exact number of people who have both COPD and GERD, but it is estimated that between one in two and one in three...

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