Frequent Cough Could Affect Severity of GERD and ILD


Many scleroderma patients suffer from a chronic cough, particularly if they suffer from interstitial lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, but a cough could also affect the severity of these diseases and that of GERD.

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GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a digestive complaint where the acid in the stomach used to digest food flows back up the wind back, causing heartburn and acid indigestion.

Researchers have found that scleroderma patients with a frequent cough were more likely to have a greater severity of both interstitial lung disease and GERD, compared to those who didn’t have a frequent cough. Find out more about this study here. 

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