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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
42 years in practice
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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Dr. Eric Chevlen
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
42 years in practice
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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy  and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Pulmonologist: If you have severe coughing after drinking fluid, it's possible you're aspirating (inhaling) fluid. Another possibility is a fistula (abnormal connection) between trachea and esophagus. See a pulmonologist promptly. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
32 years in practice
2M people helped
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After eating, my wife has regurgitation every time and sometime burning in the esophagus, what is the remedy?

Dr. Steven Charlap
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
32 years in practice
2M people helped
After eating, my wife has regurgitation every time and sometime burning in the esophagus, what is the remedy?

Needs evaluation: Your wife may have a serious constriction at the lower end of the esophagus, a hiatal hernia, or some other problem. Both of these conditions should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist asap. She may need an upper endoscopy or x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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32 years in practice
698K people helped
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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When a man has barrett's esophagus, what does it mean?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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When a man has barrett's esophagus, what does it mean?

Gastric reflux: Man or woman, barrett's esophagus results from damage to the lining of the esophagus due to backing up of stomach acid and enzymes. It often causes heartburn and may lead to ulceration, bleeding, scarring and with time may be cancer. Initial treatment is usually with antacids, but surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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What is the esophagus?

Dr. David Cooke
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
17 years in practice
1M people helped
What is the esophagus?

Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
3M people helped
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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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Rare : Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Edmison
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
14 years in practice
524K people helped
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What is barrett's esophagus?

Dr. John Edmison
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
14 years in practice
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What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
17M people helped
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How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
17M people helped
How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
618K people helped
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What are the tests for barrett's esophagus?

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
618K people helped

Endoscopy: An endoscopy and biopsy is needed to assess the barrett's and decide if there are precancerous cells that require more aggressive therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
3M people helped
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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

Metaplastic change: Dr edmison is correct. The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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Why does acid back up into the esophagus?

Dr. David Cooke
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
17 years in practice
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Why does acid back up into the esophagus?

Weak sphincter: The sphincter between the esophagus and stomach can become weak or ineffective, causing acid to back up or reflux into the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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