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Reflux Related Adult Onset Asthma

Reflux-related asthma is defined as symptoms of asthma (such as cough and wheezing) that manifest in members of the adult population who have no history of allergy, do not smoke, who present with respiratory symptoms that are worse after eating or during the night, and who may show improvement of their symptoms with antacid therapy.
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By Farzaneh Banki, M.D.


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