Asthma and PTSD Impact on Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms (GERS)



Increased rates of GERS, asthma, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been frequently reported in those exposed to 9/11. Few studies have explored the interrelationships among these three conditions. Our study found that asthma and PTSD were each independently associated with both the persistence of GERS that was present at the time of 9/11, as well as development of GERS in persons without a prior history. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/911health/index.page

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