Barrett's Esophagus: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Are There Treatments That Specifically Target Barrett's Esophagus? continued...
It's important to keep several facts in mind:
- GERD is common among American adults.
- Only a small percentage of people with GERD (one out of every 10) develop
- Less than 1% of those with Barrett's esophagus develop esophageal
A diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus is not a cause for major alarm. Barrett's
esophagus is, though, considered a precancerous state. So a diagnosis is a
reason to work with your doctor to be watchful of your health.