[GERD and respiratory tract diseases].

  title={[GERD and respiratory tract diseases].},
  author={Iwona Kucharewicz and Aleksy Lukaszyk and Izabela Kemona-Chetnik and Anna Bodzenta-Lukaszyk},
  journal={Przeglad lekarski},
  volume={65 7-8},
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) depends on acid reflux into the distal oesophagus. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn, dysphagia, chest discomfort and acid regurgitation. Besides typical symptoms GERD could by manifested by extraesophageal signs. There is increasing number of studies showing that GERD and respiratory diseases coexist frequently.