Can A Person Die From Acid Reflex -Gerd


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Can A Person Die From Acid Reflex -Gerd

Can you die from acid reflux/GERD?


Adults with long-term acid exposure from GERD may develop a condition called Barrett's Esophagus. This is a very serious condition and may be life threatening if it causes esophageal cancer. That's one of the reasons that doctors take acid reflux seriously.

Still, in most cases acid reflux is a chronic health problem that is associated with pain rather than a fatal disorder. I'd still suggest that you talk to a doctor if you have frequent heartburn, and particularly if you're worried about the way it makes you feel.

Medications and lifestyle changes that treat acid reflux can go a long way toward helping you live a comfortable life, even with the problem.

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.