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Complications

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Persistent and severe acid reflux left untreated can cause several long-term complications in many patients.  Patients can experience erosive esphagitis (severe inflammation of the esophagus), severe narrowing of the esophagus and Barrett's esophagus.  Some patients even experience weakening of tooth enamel and issues with the throat and airway.

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I have been experiencing a lot of difficulty swallowing and underwent an endoscopy that was normal. What can this be? While it was correct to undergo an upper endoscopy to look for structural lesions to explain difficulty swallowing such as cancers and strictures, the workup should not stop there. You may have a motility disorder of the…

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted GERD and Seasonal Allergies Seasonal Allergies and GERD   While many think of seasonal allergies happening in the…

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Gastroparesis Worsens Acid Reflux Over the years I have talked with many parents whose babies have what they consider…

09/10/14

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Amy Tudor, Health Guide, answered Can acid reflux cause heart… Hi there, Kathy --   I know this is a very old question, but I did want…

08/04/14

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Amy Tudor, Health Guide, answered does acid reflux cause tongue ulcers… Hi there, Shireen --   I know this is a very old question and that…

08/04/14

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