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

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Varies

Gerd of some sort is in 10-20% of the population (maybe slightly higher).
Barretts' is about 1/10th that common http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16344051 so... most never get it.

In brief: Varies

Gerd of some sort is in 10-20% of the population (maybe slightly higher).
Barretts' is about 1/10th that common http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16344051 so... most never get it.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Many years

It is a slow process, taking upwards of 10 years.
Most people with GERD never develop Barrets

In brief: Many years

It is a slow process, taking upwards of 10 years.
Most people with GERD never develop Barrets
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