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Research has found that asthmatics are more likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes heartburn, chest pain, hoarse voice, coughing and excess salivation (waterbrash). It is unknown how the diseases are linked, but GERD sufferers are not more likely to have asthma.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by NBC News
About: Asthma association with reflux
Date: 13 July 2005
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