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Diagnosed with gerd , taking PPI that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus Barrett's. Thanks?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ppi

I believe the answer is yes to both questions.
However a gastroenterologist is best qualified to tell you how long to take ppi medication as well as answer your 2 questions.

In brief: Ppi

I believe the answer is yes to both questions.
However a gastroenterologist is best qualified to tell you how long to take ppi medication as well as answer your 2 questions.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine

In brief: Well

a PPI can help prevent and heal damage of esophagitis.
Some studies that can help with the progression of Barrett's but usually not much you still need to be checked on a regular basis by your gastroenterologist

In brief: Well

a PPI can help prevent and heal damage of esophagitis.
Some studies that can help with the progression of Barrett's but usually not much you still need to be checked on a regular basis by your gastroenterologist
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Thank
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