Barrett's esophagus describes a condition where the cells lining the lower esophagus change. There are 800,000 Canadians living with this disorder – nearly half of these have no symptoms. Barrett's esophagus affects more men than women and is more common in people with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder). It is believed that those living with Barrett's esophagus may be at an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer and should be tested.
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What are symptoms of Barrett's Esophagus? How do I know if I have it?
- Tests & Diagnosis
How is Barrett's Esophagus diagnosed? Should I see a doctor? What tests will my doctor perform?
- Living with Barrett's Esophagus
Do I need to take any special medications? Will I need an operation? What foods can I eat?
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