HomeAnswersMedical Gastroenterologybarrett's esophagusMy mother has Barrett's Esophagus. Can she eat some sweets at least once a month?

Can a Barrett's Esophagus patient eat sweets?


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Dr. Dev Dutt

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Dr. Nithila. A

Published At August 6, 2019
Reviewed AtOctober 17, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My mother has Barrett's Esophagus, and sometimes she feels for something sweet, and I know she cannot be eating sweets. I searched and found out the foods she has to stay away from, but can she eat something small at least once a month?

Answered by Dr. Dev Dutt


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Barrett's esophagus is a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is advisable to avoid or restrict those foods which increase acid production in the stomach. But having sweets occasionally will not pose a problem. But one should limit the intake as much as possible.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dev Dutt
Dr. Dev Dutt

General Practitioner

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