Barrett’s Oesophagus is a condition we heard about whilst listening to the UK’s BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show. As it can induce dysphagia in some sufferers we have collected some information and useful links
Barrett’s Oesophagus It is a condition where the cells of the oesophagus (gullet) grow abnormally. Its two main causes are acid reflux and GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease). Acid reflux is when stomach acid splashes back into the oesophagus. GORD is when the acid irritates and inflames the oesophagus. Around 1 in 10 people with acid reflux (10%) will go on to develop Barrett’s oesophagus.
The most common symptoms are ongoing heartburn, indigestion and in some – dysphagia.
To find out more you can listen to the Jeremy Vine Show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pvpdj
Once you have found it, move the timeline to start at 1:09:55. The discussion ends at 1:35:00.
Other useful links are:
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