Video: Allergies, Asthma or Acid Reflux?

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do you feel congested or struggle with a scratchy hoarse throat your troubles might not be in your lungs medical experts are starting to look at the stomach as the culprit for that Ursula Perry reports on the link between reflux and respiratory troubles Susan Howard is a registered nurse and volunteer teacher who gradually started having trouble in front of a large class I’d lose my voice and I’d say Lisa smelkinson symptoms appeared suddenly and they were tough to ignore I remember distinctly having lunch with a friend and coming home and coughing to the point of almost vomiting both women were treated for months for what doctors thought were cold allergies or asthma until they visited dr. Jamie Kaufman the problem with the idea that it’s asthma or cold as the symptoms don’t go away and even after the asthma streeted they continue to have symptoms shoulders down dr. Kaufman says with silent reflux neither the lower valve nor opera valve is working right so it’s in the stomach is in the esophagus in the throat and it sits there at night if your reflux at night and it sits in a puddle back here dr. Kaufman says if you have trouble breathing in but not out the problem could be reflux she says the number one risk factor is eating too much right before bed she suggests sleep on a 45-degree incline leave for hours between your last meal and bedtime and avoid junk food soda and chocolate milk no physician had ever said to me it’s dietary related I tell him you won’t eat me after a year both women say their symptoms have decreased since they made dietary changes you can also try medications like zantac ursula Perry case at 12 News

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