Dysphagia. Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing is the major symptom associated with esophageal cancer. Other symptoms include rapid weight loss, chest pain, pulmonary aspiration, hoarseness, and odynophagia or pain when swallowing.
What is the likely hood of GERD and Chronic Heart burn Causing Esophageal cancer? I lost my father to it. And am 29. and being treated for GERD. : (
Extremely low. Having said that, if you develop complications related to GERD, such as damage to the esophageal lining (esophagitis or ulcers), bleeding, a stricture, or something called Barrett's esophagus, you should think strongly about an endoscopic or surgical anti-reflux procedure. For now, make sure to get an upper endoscopy once you've had symptoms for about 5 years to make sure. Or sooner if problems.
Severe heart burn can cause cancer of the esophagus but what are the symptoms that one could have before diagnosis?
None. If you have symptoms get upper endoscopy.
Do an ESOPHAGIC X-RAY with barium contrast detect esophagic cancer? I've done it and I do Omeprazol 2x day 20mG but I keep get heart burn severe.
Yes, a barium swallow can sometimes demonstrate esophageal cancer, but endoscopy is superior in this regard.
Is it common for heart burn to cause cancer in the stomach? What are ways to get rid of heart burn & acid reflux
No. GERD does not cause stomach cancer. It can slightly increase the risk of esophageal cancer, however. Most people who have chronic GERD require medication to keep the heartburn under control, although avoiding particular foods which cause it, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting the bed, and avoiding large meals before bedtime can also help. Good luck.
Can GERD cause body aches.? I have severe GERD anything I eat gives me heart burn my back legs arms and shoulders are achy!
Gerd. Not a usual symptom of gerd. Maybe a side effect of medication for gerd. Probably a good idea to speak with your gastro.
GERD. GERD can cause radiating pain and discomfort up into your chest and jaw and thru your rib cage. It can be very uncomfortable. Be sure you do not have gall bladder disease or an ulcer.
Not likely. I think we are dealing with 2 different conditions. Severe heartburn will need to be addressed with a trial of PPI's- Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, etc and a GERD type of diet. The aches will have to better studied, their timing, relation to activities, etc. Let your doctor know about your symptoms.