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What are common complications of gerd?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: GERD

Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus.
Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular.

In brief: GERD

Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus.
Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular.
Dr. You Sung Sang
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Multiple

Gerd can result in diminished quality of life with symptoms and loss of sleep.
Other complications include bleeding, development of scar tissue and swallowing problems. About 10% of adults will get barrett's esophagus, a lining change which increases the chances of esophageal cancer.

In brief: Multiple

Gerd can result in diminished quality of life with symptoms and loss of sleep.
Other complications include bleeding, development of scar tissue and swallowing problems. About 10% of adults will get barrett's esophagus, a lining change which increases the chances of esophageal cancer.
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