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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Unpredictable: not age related ,more often seen in older than younger , always associated with symtomatic or non symptomatic acid reflux , need close follow up as they are premalignant . Follow with your doctor ...Read more

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Is barretts esophagus something I should worry about? Had an upper endoscopy done last month bioposy came back with unknown type of cells the path. Himself had never seen them before so they telling me i probably have barretts I've been on a acid reflux d

Is barretts esophagus something I should worry about? Had an upper endoscopy done last month bioposy came back with unknown type of cells the path. Himself had never seen them before so they telling me i probably have barretts I've been on a acid reflux d

Agree : Agree with dr. Fowler that it should be monitored. However, there are endoscopic treatments for barrett's particularly with dysplasia such as radiofrequency ablation or barrx. You can also get better control of your reflux with surgery. Consider seeking a third opinion. ...Read more

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Seeing as i take prilosec daily for my GERD(and now i NEVER get acid reflux) this should prevent my gerd from ever developing to barretts esophagus?

Seeing as i take prilosec daily for my GERD(and now i NEVER get acid reflux) this should prevent my gerd from ever developing to barretts esophagus?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, occurs frequently in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which can be controlled by medication . In a few patients with GERD (10-15%), a change in the esophageal lining develops called Barrett’s esophagus which is believed to be a common cause of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Controlling GERD important. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for acid reflux disease, barretts esophagus and hiatal hernia?

Weight loss, elevate: Keeping the intra-abdominal pressures low is the key to keeping food/acid from refluxing into your esophagus. If you keep your head about 30 degrees (using cinder blocks under the bed posts is an inexpensive way to do this) of the parallel, most reflux is prevented. Weight loss also reduces abdominal pressure and keeps the food where it should be. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have severe acid reflux, how long till barrets? Months, years? Decades? Went for Linx, insurance won't pay for it untill Jan 1 when cpt code is here

Have severe acid reflux, how long till barrets? Months, years? Decades? Went for Linx, insurance won't pay for it untill Jan 1 when cpt code is here

Sadly...: ...there is no guarantee that any anti-reflux procedure will prevent Barrett's. Happily, only a minority of GERD sufferers ever develop Barrett's, and only a very few of those progress to cancer. ...Read more

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Is barretts esophagus considered an inflamatory condition? Would having barrets with no displasia make CRP level high?

Is barretts esophagus considered an inflamatory condition? Would having barrets with no displasia make CRP level high?

Probably not: This pathologist believes that people pay way too much attention to crp. It's often up for no reason, and of course it's a marker for atherosclerosis along with dozens of others. Neither sensitive nor specific for anything, it's not worth troubling yourself over. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of bad acid/chemical taste/smell in esophagus? I have acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus/no dysplasia. I take Omep&famotidine

What can I take to get rid of bad acid/chemical taste/smell in esophagus? I have acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus/no dysplasia. I take Omep&famotidine

Barrett's: Have you had a recent endoscopy to assess the status of the Barrett's esophagus? Also do you follow an anti-reflux dietary modification program? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Samach
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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

Of the esophagus due to acid reflux damage. The esophagus has different lining than the stomach. When it is exposed to too much acid, it changes to a lining that likes acid better i.e. Barrett's esophagus. It looks different from the regular esophagus on biopsy but can only be proven with a biopsy. A premalignant condition but chance of changing over to ...Read more


Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more