Immunology

Is there a connection between asthma and acid reflux?

Asthma and acid reflux often occur together. It isn't clear why, or whether one causes the other. But we do know that acid reflux can worsen asthma and asthma can worsen acid reflux - especially severe acid reflux, a condition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk for COVID-19 increased for adults taking PPIs

(HealthDay)—Adults taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have an increased risk for having a positive COVID-19 test, with evidence of a dose-response relationship, according to a study published online July 7 in preprint ...

Surgery

When antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Researchers report a growing awareness of gastroesophageal reflux problems among patients who undergo endoscopic, nonsurgical treatment for esophageal achalasia, frequently requiring future surgical intervention. Peroral ...

Medications

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased fracture risk in kids

Proton pump inhibitors—a widely used class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and related symptoms—may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could your indigestion be GERD?

(HealthDay)—Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acid reflux affects nearly a third of US adults weekly

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications ...

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