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Long term affects of acid reflux? Will acid go farther and farther up?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: GERD is progressive

Chronic exposure of stomach contents to your esophagus can lead to progressive inflammation in the form of erosions, ulcers, strictures (that get narrower as the scar tissue involved contracts) that trap food, barrett's esophagus (intestinalized tissue), & ultimately esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Also may see laryngitis, airway irritability, asthma, chronic sinusitis, ear clicking. Get evaluated & rx.

In brief: GERD is progressive

Chronic exposure of stomach contents to your esophagus can lead to progressive inflammation in the form of erosions, ulcers, strictures (that get narrower as the scar tissue involved contracts) that trap food, barrett's esophagus (intestinalized tissue), & ultimately esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Also may see laryngitis, airway irritability, asthma, chronic sinusitis, ear clicking. Get evaluated & rx.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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