Barrett's esophagus: Introduction
Barrett's esophagus, also called Barrett's esophagitis,
is an inflammation of the esophagus.
It is usually caused by acid reflux, particularly the prolonged reflux
seen in GERD.
However, other types of esophagitis are possible,
and there are other esophagus diseases.
There are also various other causes of throat pain or chest pain. ...more »
Symptoms of Barrett's esophagus
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Treatments for Barrett's esophagus
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Causes of Barrett's esophagus
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Barrett's esophagus: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Barrett's esophagus
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »
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Article Excerpts about Barrett's esophagus
Barrett's esophagus is a condition that develops
in some people who have chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or
inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis). In Barrett's esophagus, the
normal cells that line the esophagus, called squamous cells, turn into a
type of cell not usually found in humans, called specialized columnar
cells. Damage to the lining of the esophagus--for example, by acid reflux
from GERD--causes these abnormal changes.
(Source: excerpt from Barrett's Esophagus: NIDDK)
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