Barrett’s Esophagus

  The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that connects your mouth and throat to your stomach. It is responsible for swiftly and efficiently moving your food to your digestive system after you swallow it. Although esophageal cancer is not as prevalent in the United States as it is for...
  Barrett’s disease is more commonly referred to as Barrett’s Esophagus. Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition where the lining of the esophagus is replaced with tissue cells similar to those in the intestines. Barrett’s Disease has not been proven to have any symptoms itself, however it can increase the risk...
  Barrett esophagus etiology is still not fully understood. Although Barrett esophagus and gastroesophagus reflux relations between has been most scholars accepted, but Barrett esophagus mechanisms is still not clear. This is because in gastroesophagus reflux patients, only 10% for Barrett esophagus and development of 90% of the patients does...
  Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition where the lining of the esophagus is replaced with tissue cells like those in the intestine. However there are no known symptoms or problems directly associated with having Barrett’s Esophagus. So you may be asking yourself what’s the point of knowing what is it...
  When the upper part of the stomach pokes through the esophageal hiatus, because of a weakness in its muscles, hiatal hernia occurs. The esophageal hiatus is the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus enters the abdominal cavity. At the esophagus’ end there is the lower esophageal sphincter which...
  Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach backs up or refluxes into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus. This regurgitated liquid mainly contains acid and pepsin, both being produced by the...
  Heart burn is what we call the discomfort/pain that is caused by the contents of the stomach as they travel up into the lower part of the esophagus, also known as the gullet. The burning sensation that is felt is due to the acidic nature of the contents of...
  Many individuals are confused that whether there is any relationship between acid reflux and Barrett’s esophagus! The answer to them is resounding yes, according to some medical studies. GERD, also called as gastro esophageal reflux disease is a condition when the valve created by muscles and the esophagus is not...
  While almost every cell in your body contains the genetic information to perform each of the different tasks carried out by your body, they are often specialized to their own job. For example, stomach cells are tough, closely packed, and reproduce quickly so that your stomach acid does not...
  Are you having a painful burning sensation in your chest or your upper abdomen? Does this pain sometimes radiate into your back? Does it almost feel like you can’t catch your breath? These general symptoms sound like heart attack symptoms and is often the reason that thousands of people...

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