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What happens from chronic, untreated acid reflux and gastritis?

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Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Lots of bad stuff: Untreated gastritis/GERD can result in Esophagitis, peptic stricture, Barrett's esophagus (a pre cancerous condition), and even asthma, laryngeal stricture, and laryngeal cancer.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
These are not definite effects but possibilities. Not everyone who has GERD develops these problems. It is important to consult with your doctor and discuss treatment if needed.
Jan 21, 2015

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