barretts esophagus

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2010
barretts esophagus
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 12:43pm
do anyone know whats barretts esophagus..  have  bad pain in the upper stomach. thats comes on and last a few hrs. then it gone only to come back when i eat certain foods or drinks.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 4:47pm

Basically, Barrett's esophagus is a change in the cells of the esophagus caused by acid reflux from the stomach.

Here is some info from iVillage:

If you have Barrett's esophagus it is important for you to work with your doctor to control the acid reflux. Diet, medication and lifestyle changes may all be necessary. Please let us know how you get along.