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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 lissamonkey, Community Member, asks

Q: why do you cough & burp so much when you have GERD? What can I do about it?

I've been coughing & burping a lot, has nothing to do w/a cold or what I've eaten. It's irrated my ribcage (causing more pain). Plus it's embarrassing & frustating. 

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Vicki M, Health Guide
4/30/08 1:24pm

Hi Lissamonkey!

The coughing and throat irritation can be from the acid going into your esophagus. It actually can cause asthma like symptoms. You can read more about the symptoms here and in this sharepost Dr Todd Eisner talks about the throat issues with the cough and raspiness of the voice.


I hope this helps. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

Vicki M

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By lissamonkey, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/18/13, First Published: 04/29/08