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Can Gerd be a Secondary Condition?

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GERD, or acid reflux can be caused by mental health conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. In addition, respiratory conditions, hernias, and some medications used to treat pain and heart conditions can cause acid reflux. For this reason, GERD, or acid reflux can often be a secondary condition. If you can prove that your acid reflux is a result of another service-connected disability, then you can also receive a disability rating for your acid reflux. The combination of this with your primary service-connected disability will increase your overall VA disability compensation.

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Linda Cosme | VA-Accredited Attorney & U.S. Army Veteran

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