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Causes of Barrett's oesophagus

Causes of Barrett's oesophagus

The exact cause of Barrett's oesophagus is not known but gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, acid reflux, or heartburn) is a major risk factor.

List of causes of Barrett's oesophagus

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Barrett's oesophagus) that could possibly cause Barrett's oesophagus includes:

  • Irritation of the lining of the esophagus by stomach acid causes Barrett's esophagus. It happens more frequently in men than women. Risk factors are frequent and long-standing gastroesophageal reflux. The condition carries an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus

Barrett's oesophagus: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Barrett's oesophagus: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Barrett's oesophagus:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Barrett's oesophagus may be found in:


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