Gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, is the pathological reflux of stomach contents, including stomach acid, into the esophagus. The unpleasant symptoms of this disease are known as “heartburn,” and they have been associated with a cough.
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can also trigger asthma symptoms. Try the following to reduce reflux symptoms:
Asthma patients who report frequent heartburn should stop eating two to three hours before they go to bed, should raise the head of the bed 6 to 8 inches and may be prescribed antacid proton pump inhibitor medications for GERD by their provider. Diet modifications such as avoiding fatty foods, fried foods, spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint or large meals may help control GERD symptoms.
Medical Review June 2019.