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Please help very anxious, will taking ppis for hiatal hernia and gerd reduce the risk of developing barrett's oesophagus?

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Dr. James Lin
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Follow advice...: Many factors may contribute to the occurrence of Barrett's esophagus like GERD, smoking, regurgitation, etc., and PPIs may help ease GERD-related symptoms. So, it is logical to state PPIs may potentially decrease the risk of developing Barrettt's esophagus. But, how much may it help still remains unclear. Remember: Doc never cures anything, but help modify something to some degree with/without...

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Last updated May 7, 2018

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