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You are referring to gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this condition there is backflow of stomach acid from the stomach to the esophagus and sometimes to the ears, nose, throat, vocal cords, sinuses, mouth, and lung as well. The acid reflux can worsen asthma and asthma can worsen acid reflux. Before undergoing surgery medications such as prilosec or zantac may be advised by your doctor to know whether your symptoms are due to reflux and whether they decrease on treatment with medications that decrease acid production in the stomach. Before this investigations such as endoscopic examination of the esophagus and stomach may be needed to diagnose GERD.
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