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What are possible complications of GERD?

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Esophagitis can come from too much stomach acid in the esophagus.

Esophagitis may cause esophageal bleeding or ulcers.

A narrowing of the esophagus may happen from chronic scarring.

Some people get something known as Barrett's esophagus.

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)."

Pluta, R. Journal of the American Medical Association, May 18, 2011.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding GERD." 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 11, 2020

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)."

Pluta, R. Journal of the American Medical Association, May 18, 2011.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding GERD." 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 11, 2020

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