Barrett's Esophagus

Also known as Barrett’s syndrome, Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where damage occurs to the lower portion of the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. The condition is a result of repetitive damage from long-term acid reflux disease (also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD).

An endoscopy is needed to view the esophageal lining for diagnosis. In treating Barrett’s esophagus, one goal is to control reflux symptoms. Your physician may recommend dietary changes to reduce or limit acid reflux. Foods that worsen reflux include coffee or tea, alcohol, fatty foods and some fruit juices.

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