Sharing some info here...about GERD
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|Mon, 05-16-2011 - 8:02am|
This is pretty graphic but then so are Gut issues..lol I never knew this was a symptom so I wanted to share incase someone has this and doesn't know why.
I had mild acid reflux for years. Never thought much of it. I treated it as needed. Then about 3 years ago I started having a strange thing happen. Within an hour of having a bowel movement I'd pass a lot of mucous. Turns out the acid from my stomach was erroding the mucosa in my intestines. I've been on Prilosec 2 x's a day (per Dr.) for 2 years and have not had it happen at all in the past year!
I was also diagnosed with Barretts esophagus which is good to know about so I can prevent it from developing into cancer.
Just wanted to pass on some info here!