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A 20-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with gerd , taking ppi that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus barrett's. thanks?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well : a PPI can help prevent and heal damage of esophagitis. Some studies that can help with the progression of Barrett's but usually not much you still need to be checked on a regular basis by your gastroenterologist
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Ppi: I believe the answer is yes to both questions. However a gastroenterologist is best qualified to tell you how long to take ppi medication as well as answer your 2 questions.

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