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Complications of GERD

GERD is a progressive disease that can lead to serious complications.

Esophagitis

Inflammation that can damage the tissue of the esophagus.

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Stricture

Narrowing of the esophagus.

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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is pre-cancerous changes to the tissue lining the esophagus. This is a physical change that occurs in 10-15% of people with GERD. Patients with this condition have a 40 times greater risk of developing adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer.

Esophageal Cancer

  • 6th most common cause of cancer death worldwide
  • Estimated that there will be approximately 20,000 new cases this year in U.S. alone
  • Incidence has risen 600%

Upload: September 14, 2015

This is a >600% increase.

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23Nov

Thanksgiving Tips from Dr. Buckley

Following are some tips from Dr. Buckley to help reduce GERD symptoms: Schedule an earlier meal. It's best not to eat late at night if you suffer from GERD.   Another good idea is to serve lighter appetizers. Fatty foods like chips, dips, and cheeses are slow to empty from the stomach and more likely ...Read More »

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