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I have been advised endoscopy for barrett's esophagus.I am scared of the sedation because I have varicose veins. - Answered in Vascular surgery

I also have Barrett's esophagus and this week, I am going in for an endoscopy at a local hospital … View thread »

What are my chances of being affected by Barrett's esophagus? - Answered in Medical gastroenterology

Within a matter of a few weeks, I could feel that my esophagus had burnt ... Can you let me know, what are the chances of getting affected by Barrett's esophagus or cancer … View thread »

From the attached investigations, kindly explain the condition of the patient. - Answered in Hematology

Barrett's esophagus also positive in histopathology report, but that is another issue for which regular screening was done … View thread »

I have chest pain despite lipid profile and echo being normal. Why? - Answered in Cardiology

Chronic reflux of stomach acids into your esophagus can irritate your esophagus ... Scar tissue can develop in your esophagusView thread »

I have gastric problems, and I puke every day. What to do? - Answered in Internal Medicine

It is because the stomach acids regurgitate back into the esophagus, causing heartburn and severe burning sensations ... I suggest you get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, to rule out any erosion of esophageal mucosa or Barrett's esophagus or ulcers … View thread »

Omeprazole - Published in Gastro Health

Omeprazole is used to treat conditions like: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - The acid in the stomach flows (reflux) back in the esophagus (tube connecting the mouth and stomach), usually causing a tear and sometimes ulcers in the food pipe (esophagus) … View thread »

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Signs and Symptoms - Published in Gastro Health

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs due to the gastric acid refluxing back up the esophagus (food pipe) … View thread »

Esophageal Cancer - a Rare, but Fatal Cancer - Published in Cancer

Carcinoma of the esophagus is a rare, but fatal carcinoma ... Causes: The causes of esophagus cancer are excess alcohol intake and smoking (synergist role), carcinogen exposure such as nitrates, smoked opiates and fungal toxins, mucosal damage like ingestion of tea, lye and exposure to radiation, chronic achalasia, chronic gastric reflux, Plummer-Vinson syndrome, tylosis palmaris et plantaris (palmoplantar keratosis), dietary deficiencies of zinc, molybdenum, and selenium and celiac disease … View thread »

I have a constant feeling that there is a hair at the back of my throat. Why? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

I have been suffering from heartburn during the week now, so I am worried that I could have Barrett's esophagusView thread »

Acid Reflux - Published in Gastro Health

The esophagus is the food pipe connecting the mouth to the stomach ... At the lower end of the esophagus, at the point where it joins the stomach, there is a valve known as lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that prevents the food from re-entering the esophagus back from the stomach … View thread »

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