Gastro-oesophageal reflux, GOR, is a common companion for any patient with a chronic respiratory condition.
Anybody with a chronic cough is likely to have an increased risk of reflux due to raised intra-abdominal pressures during bouts of coughing. If patients appear not to be responding to maximal therapy to treat the lung consequences of PCD then GOR should always be looked for and treated. Reflux and aspiration may lead to infection and inflammation in the lungs that can greatly enhance the progression of the lung disease.
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