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Is pineapple juice safe with Barrett's. Although it is acidic it is supposed to become alkaline in the stomach.It helps me with regular Bowel movement?

Is pineapple juice safe with Barrett's. Although it is acidic it is supposed to become alkaline in the stomach.It helps me with regular Bowel movement?

You're fine: If it doesn't make you uncomfortable. I suspect you're reading too much folklore about "acid" and "alkaline" foods. There's very little science here. Pineapple actually contains a few proteases that may enhance digestion; if you find it helpful, I'm glad. Often just a few extra glasses of water daily can keep things regular as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

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How serious is barrets?

How serious is barrets?

Can be serious: Barrett's esophagus is a potentially serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It can lead to esophageal cancer in a small percentage of patients. Patients with barrett 's should have regular endoscopies with multiple biopsies to determine whether or not there are atypical cells. If there are, intervention with endoscopic resection or ablation or surgical resection should be done. ...Read more

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What is the diffrence between mild anteral gastiris and barrets esophagus

Different organs: Gastritis of the antrum of the stomach refers to inflammation of the distal part of the stomach, called the antrum. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous change to the lining of the distal esophagus. The two have nothing in common. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

Anti reflux diet: If you believe that barrett's is caused by acid reflux changing the lining of the esophagus, then likely the best diet to be on is a an anti reflux diet - same that you would be on if you had chronic heartburn symptoms. ...Read more

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How often should I have endoscopy with barrets esophagus?

How often should I have endoscopy with barrets esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus: Surveillance for barrett's esophagus depended on the severity of the disease. If you have no dysplasia, repeat egd in 3 years. If you have low grade dysplasia, repeat egd in 6 months (if this egd is normal, repeat egd yearly). If you have high grade dysplasia, please discuss with your GI physician for options. You need to discuss this in details and not feasible to do here. ...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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I was diagnosed with barrets disease about three years ago. As a result I am on 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) each day. How often should I have a gastroscopy redone?

I was diagnosed with barrets disease about three years ago. As a result I am on 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) each day. How often should I have a gastroscopy redone?

More info : I need more information. Do you have dysplasia and if you do what degree. There is no clear cut evidence on the frequency to follow barrett's without dysplasia. The safest thing to do is go see a GI doctor or surgeon and bring your pathology results to know exactly what you need. ...Read more

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Based on my esophageal picture.. What grade of errosive esophagitus do I have? Us it barrets? Help. I'm worried. Can barrets be cured?

Based on my esophageal picture.. What grade of errosive esophagitus do I have? Us it barrets? Help. I'm worried. Can barrets be cured?

LA Grading Class?: "Los Angeles classification" system of GERD is by far the most widely used system to describe the endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis and grade its severity. Your picture is not accessible thru this forum, but the attached link may help you determine how your disease stacks up against this widely used measure: http://www.video-endoscopy.com/article/S2212-0971(13)70046-3/abstract ...Read more

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How long does take for untreated GERD to cause barrets esophagus ?

How long does take for untreated GERD to cause barrets esophagus ?

Chemical burn: Reflux, chemically burns the lining mucosa of the esophagus.......which is not acid resistant. Recurrent and prolonged process changes this epithelium to abnormal.....Barret's ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with barrets, what are the chances of getting a cancer? Is barrets curable? What are the side effects of a surgery?

Higher: Barrett has been associated with a slight increase in cancer. But barrett by itself does not need a surgery. Would rec every 1-2 year egd to follow. ...Read more

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Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

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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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How often should a person receive a upper GI when they have short segment non canerous barrets? Can a ENT also check for barrets?

How often should a person receive a upper GI when they have short segment non canerous barrets? Can a ENT also check for barrets?

GI follow up: Only a gastroenterologist can check for barrett's esophagus.You should see the specialist at least annually, but initially s/he may want 6 month intervals to ensure no progression of the pre-cancerous condition. ...Read more

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Does errosive esophagitus mean I'll have barrets when it all heals up? What are the Chance? I am 23 with a year or severe gerd and now on ppi

Erosive esophagitis: Chronic irritation to the esophagus is a predisposer for Barrett's esophagus, not everybody had erosive esophagitis will develop Barretts. ...Read more

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How long does errosive esophagitus take to form into Barrets esophagus? How long does does it usually take for you to develop barrets with gerd?

How long does errosive esophagitus take to form into Barrets esophagus? How long does does it usually take for you to develop barrets with gerd?

It is uncommon: Barrets esophagus is a rare complication of chronic GERD(Not associated with erosive esophagitis unless it is chronic and ongoing for many years.).You are advised to have Upper Endoscopy(EGD) if you have had symptoms of GERD for more than 20 years. Right now you are too young to worry about it. Just take regular antacids, preferably PPI drugs which are more effective than H2 blockers. ...Read more