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What is "Barrett's esophagus"

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What is "Barrett's esophagus"
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I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Barrett's esophagus is a condition where the inner lining of the esophagus is replaced by the tissue similar to intestine.
The change is also termed as metaplasia.
The cause may not be clear always.
GERD or reflux is a risk factor.
Obesity can be associated with it.
There is a risk of developing cancer in Barrett's esophagus.
So you need to have regular follow up with gastroenterologist.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
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