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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
44 yr old male diagnosed with barrets 2 yrs ago . Just had 2nd endo which was normal. Gi dr said i could wait 5 yrs for 3rd endo. Is that too long?
Doc Knows: I think the doctor probably knows what he is doing. I would follow his/her advice. ...Read more
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
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
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
If you have treated/untreated GERD how long does it take to turn into barrets esophagus? Years? Months? Is it deadly?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should a person receive a upper GI when they have short segment non canerous barrets? Can a ENT also check for barrets?
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
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