Incidence of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Related Manifestations of Pulmonary Symptoms

Noman Ul Haq, Abdullah ., Muhammad Saad Rafique

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Abstract:

Objective: The main aim of this study was to find the incidence of GERD related manifestations of pulmonary symptoms.

Study Design: It is a cross sectional study.

Place and Duration: This study was carried out in a period of 8 months from March 2018 to October 2018 in OPD and emergency of Mayo Hospital Lahore.

Materials and Methods: Patients between the ages of 21-70 years who had burning sensations in the esophagus were included in this study and both males and females were included in this study without any gender discrimination. A carefully designed proforma was used to collect the data of the patients which included age, sex, address and physical symptoms like cough and heart burn. Patients confidentiality was maintained as a top priority. Only those patients were included who were willing to take part in this study. Informed consent was taken from all the patients.

Results: Among the 150 patients included in this study respiratory symptoms like dry cough was seen in 15 (10%) of the patients, hoarseness of voice was seen in 12 (8%) of the patients with acidic reflux. Asthma symptoms were seen in 51 (34%) of the patients. Less incidence of nasal symptoms around 2% was seen. No respiratory symptoms were seen in 54 (36%) of the patients.

Keywords: GERD, Pulmonary symptoms


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