Why worsening asthma symptoms could actually indicate reflux

APPARENTLY worsening asthma may be gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms (GORS), US researchers say.

A study of 56 children with asthma found GORS is closely associated with asthma symptoms, with obese children seven times more likely to report reflux symptoms compared with leaner children. 

GORS are also strongly associated with shortness of breath and short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) use in obese children, but these patients often have surprisingly better lung function, the researchers say.

Their study suggests GORS negatively