Monday, March 21, 2011

About Heartburn / GERD: Living With Barrett's Esophagus

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From Sharon Gillson, your Guide to Heartburn / GERD
The number of individuals diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus is still a small percentage of the total number of GERD patients. It is important, however, to know what this condition is and how it is treated. If you have already been diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, please share your story with others.

What is Barrett's Esophagus?
Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged. This damage occurs when parts of the esophageal lining are repeatedly exposed to stomach acid, and are replaced by tissue that is similar to what is found intestine. This process is called intestinal metaplasia. Read more

Treating Barrett's Esophagus
Currently, there are no medications that will reverse Barrett's esophagus. Treating underlying GERD, however, may slow the progress of the disease and help prevent complications. Read more

Have You Been Diaganosed with Barrett's Esophagus?
Have you been diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus? You can share your experiences with symptoms, what prompted you to go to your doctor, and how a diagnosis was made. You can also read the stories from other individuals diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus. Read more

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