Acid Reflux (Heartburn); Common Signs & Emergency Symptoms

2) Asthma symptoms

Acid reflux doesn’t cause asthma, but it can aggravate the symptoms. For instance, wheezing and shortness of breath usually get worse due to the irritation caused by acid reflux in the airways. Sometimes regurgitation of the stomach contents into the lungs may also lead to an asthma-like condition called pneumonitis or chemical pneumonitis. It further leads to severe infection of the lung spaces and causes airway obstruction that needs immediate medical attention.