02 Dec 2022
30 Nov 2022
Different factors can exacerbate and induce asthmatic attacks; one of these factors is gastroesophageal reflux disease, in which there is increasing data that it can exacerbate asthma in addition to the environmental factors. The incidence of asthma is increasing globally, so more studies are required to find the different causes and exacerbating factors. The aim of this study is find any significant relationship between asthma and gastroesophageal reflux. A community based cross-sectional study using structured questionnaire, 300 asthmatic patients were asked questions regarding their asthma history (both type II asthma and I) and whether they are complaining from gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or not, body mass index (BMI) of the patients has been assessed, to find a relation with GERD. The study shows a significant relationship between GERD and asthma (especially type I), also GERD was more common in overweight and obese asthmatic patients. As GERD can exacerbate asthma symptoms this study is conducted to assess the association between GERD and asthma and it has found significant association between GERD and asthma (especially type I), and this finding agrees with studies published before. There is significant relationship between GERD and asthma (especially type I), also GERD was more common in overweight and obese asthmatic patients.