Do you also have acid reflux (GERD) in addition to COPD?

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Hi, I've been doing some reading on COPD and I came across a few things on the link between COPD and acid reflux. Apparently 78% of people with COPD also have acid reflux, myself included. And the acid reflux can also cause a flare-up? I had never put the two together. 

Has anyone else noticed that your breathing is affected when you have indigestion?

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Do you also have acid reflux (GERD) in addition to COPD?

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Hi @COPDme‍, thank you for opening this discussion. This is an interesting topic, I wasn't aware of the link between COPD and acid reflux! Let me tag some members to see what they think about this.

Hello all, how are you today? Are you aware of the link between COPD and acid reflux? Do you yourself also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux)? If so, have you noticed its impact on your COPD? What do you think?
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Feel free to share your thoughts and questions here!

Take care,
Courtney

Do you also have acid reflux (GERD) in addition to COPD?


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I've had GERD by way of Barret's Esophagus for a fair number of years, well before my emphysema was diagnosed.  I  never gave it much thought that they might be connected, never noticed any link between them.

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I've also had gerd for several years.   Way before I was diagnosed with COPD.   I was never aware that the two were related.

Do you also have acid reflux (GERD) in addition to COPD?


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@COPDme  Yes I was diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus a few years ago. I'm sure I could have been diagnosed earlier but the symptoms were slight. So seems a lot of us have both.

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I have both COPD and I've had Acid Reflux for years. I'm taking Pantoprazole 40 mg. and I still have acid reflux and gas.   Is there anything else I can take to help with the acid reflux?

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Omeprazole 40 mg is for acid reflux. I take the prescription one although I see you can buy it over the counter. I have no problems then. Take one hour before you eat,

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@KathyA Take mine a little before bed to reduce problems..

Do you also have acid reflux (GERD) in addition to COPD?


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@COPDme @Classycathy @KathyA Take mine a little before bed to reduce problems. Also have Sleep Apenia...Bummer...Not smart enough to give up !...ROFL

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Oh wow I have this too, I had no idea!

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