Symptoms of Barretts Esophagus Video

We need acid to help us digest our food but in many people, the junction between the esophagus and the stomach become compromised and causes acid reflux, which can lead to Barretts esophagus. Typical symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation. A...
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What Symptoms Are Related To Reflux & Barrett's? The stomach is quite used to acid, we need acid to actually helps us digest our food, it is also protective but in many individuals, the junction between the esophagus and the stomach becomes compromised. There are multiple things that can cause this many patients have what is called a hiatal hernia, where the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach is compromised, it's essentially a loosening of that junction, the hernia also does is it pulls part of the stomach into the chest. And what this basically does is allow acid to remain in the chest cavity and a bay to the distil esophagus without being cleared properly. Patients with the haital hernia are more susceptible to the development of Barrett's esophagus. However, hiatal hernia is a very common in the American population and not every one with a hiatal hernia may have acid reflux and certainly not everyone with the hiatal hernia develops Barrett's esophagus. But it is something to be aware of and when we look at these patient's symptoms of acid reflux can be both typical and atypical. Typical symptoms of reflux include the classic symptom of heartburn, which is a substernal burning sensation, all of, as have probably experiences that one time or another. Another common symptom of acid reflux is what is called regurgitation, the sensation of contents from the stomach rising into the esophagus. Symptoms of acid reflux can also be atypical. An atypical symptoms of reflux include chronic cough, hoarseness what is called Globus or as sticking sensation in the throat and even asthma can result from acid reflux. Unfortunately, many patients with acid reflux never seek medical attention. The question to ask yourself is are you having reflux symptoms often or you having it on a daily basis, are you having them several times a week. And be aware that those symptoms may not be typical, it may not be the classic symptom of heartburn or burning but it may chronic cough or hoarseness. If you are having those symptoms often and if they persisted for a long period of time than one should consider speaking with one's primary care provider or General Internist.

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