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Barrett's Esophagus

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Barrett's Esophagus is a serious complication of prolonged and persistent acid reflux disease in which cells in the lower esophagus begin to mutate and become precancerous. Barrett's Esophagus occurs in about 10 percent of acid reflux patients and is one of the most rapidly growing causes of esophageal cancer in North America.  To date, no treatment can reverse the cellular damage done by Barrett's Esophagus.

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Q: I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus a few years ago and have been feeling great on Prilosec without any heartburn. My internist suggested I have another endoscopy. Is it really necessary?   A: Barrett's esophagus is a condition of the esophagus in which the cells lining the esophagus transform from a pink, squamous cell to a…

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Q and A: Barrett's and Ulcers I have Barrett's but I have a question about ulcers.  I am having recurrent hunger…

09/05/13

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Minimally Invasive Treatments for… Some of the more minimally invasive procedures to treat Barrett’s…

05/21/13

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered I am 52 tears old and have recently… This is very much a subject of debate at this point. There have been studies…

01/12/11

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered I have been recently diagnosed with… In general focal refers to a small area whereas generalized will be more…

01/06/11

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