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Fibromyalgia And Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Are Linked, New Study Shows

Saturday 21 October 2017


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Fibromyalgia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Are Linked, New Study Shows

By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD
October 18, 2017
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Fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a bidirectional association, a new population-based study in Taiwan shows.

The study, “Bidirectional association between fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease: two population-based retrospective cohort analysis,” was published in the journal Pain.

The study’s senior author was Chia-Hung Kao, MD, a professor at the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine at the China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.

Patients with fibromyalgia have gastrointestinal disturbances including irritable bowel syndrome and GERD, which is characterized by gastric acid entering the esophagus, oral cavity, or the lungs, causing regurgitation and heartburn.


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