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Asthma and food triggers?

  • By TheresaP

    I have recently discovered I may have a condition called laryngopharengeal reflux. For years I considered it normal for me go have breathing symptoms after eating or in extreme temperatures and attributed it to asthma flare-ups. 4 years back I started asking my doctors about it the symptoms they suggested a food monitor/elimination diet. I was allergy tested and was only allergic to one food. My pulmonologist suggested it is a stomach issue that won’t go away. Any amount of asthma medication does not help this specific issue..So I’m now on a acid reflux medication that may take time to improve my symptoms/breathing issues (non acid acid reflux). Hope this may give somebody else insight into what may cause asthma like symptoms.

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  • By Richard Faust

    Sorry to hear about the laryngopharengeal reflux TheresaP. One of our contributors has LPR and writes about her dietary changes for it in this article: https://asthma.net/living/draft-switching-to-decaf-a-first-step-that-made-made-strides-in-keeping-a-commodit/ (don’t let the title fool you – it’s about more than just decaf). Wishing you the best and thanks for being part of the community. Richard (Asthma.net Team)

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