For nearly 20 years, it was believed that severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness were triggered in part by acid reflux. A new study conducted by the American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC), which includes the UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Lung Health Center, finds the long-standing practice of prescribing heartburn medication to be ineffective and unnecessarily expensive for asthma patients who do not exhibit symptoms associated with acid reflux such as heartburn or stomach pain.

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