GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus

I found this excellent video on YouTube. I hope this helps those of you who would prefer to view a video than pour through long, dry bodies of text.

For a text summary of what is discussed, try my latest articles such as GERD Symptoms or Diet Acid Reflux. […]

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Welcome to Barrett’s Esophagus!

Welcome to Barrett’s Esophagus, a site I am designing after learning about the condition when my father recently developed it.

As I studied it, I grew both fascinated and concerned with how many people may be developing Barrett’s Esophagus right now but don’t even realize it.

This is because heartburn is so common and so frequently treated with superficial over-the-counter drugs that many people don’t appreciate the potential long-term consequences of that heartburn. […]

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Barrett’s Esophagus Symptoms

If you’ve been suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) for a number of years, you might be concerned that you will develop Barrett’s Esophagus, as this is often a natural progression from chronic or long-term GERD. The most important thing to do if you feel you are experiencing some of these symptoms is to get a positive diagnosis from your doctor. The reason for this is that there is an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer if you have Barrett’s esophagus so you need to keep an eye on it. Regular screenings can help prevent esophageal cancer, which is important because esophageal cancer is difficult to treat once it develops. […]

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