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Gastroesophageal reflux in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14980140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and its associated symptoms are common among athletes. In the athlete, GER increases with intensity of exercise, is more common with endurance sports, and worse with postprandial exercise. GER has symptoms that overlap with other upper gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Symptoms of GER can be difficult to distinguish from cardiac chest pain. GER may exacerbate asthma. Proposed mechanisms causing GER during exertion include altered GI blood flow and motor function, neuroendocrine changes, and mechanical effects. GER symptoms that interfere with activity may respond to lifestyle modification or pharmacologic therapy.
Katrina Parmelee-Peters; James L Moeller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1537-890X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-24     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sports Medicine Associates, PLC, 3100 Cross Creek Parkway, Suite 200, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications
Chest Pain / etiology
Exercise / physiology
Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Sports Medicine / methods*

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