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My wife thinks I should see someone for my esophagitis. Should i?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: GERD is common

Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis").
Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms.

In brief: GERD is common

Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis").
Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms.
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See your doc for medical options as well as life style changes to prevent/lessen GERD
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