Get Yourself Checked Out
Acid reflux or GERD, if unchecked, can cause some serious health problems, so why risk it? Here are two major medical conditions you may experience if you never get your symptoms looked at by a doctor.
A condition that occurs if the lining of the esophagus is changed to a state similar to the linings of small intestines. Although not everyone who is diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus suffer from the acid reflux, those with acid reflux have a greater chance of getting this condition. Those suffering from this condition have high chances of getting terminal cancer. Men are more affected with this condition than women. The average age of the diagnosis of the esophagus condition is 60 years old.
Barrett’s esophagus is a difficult problem to diagnose. It cannot be diagnosed accurately since it has no symptoms and blood tests and physical examinations cannot accurately determine if this condition is present. The only proven way to diagnose it is a biopsy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
This is the other risk faced by those suffering from the acid reflux condition. It occurs if the acid from the stomach will back up into the esophagus and irritate it. It is very common in those who are suffering from acid reflux. Those suffering from this condition experience several symptoms such as trouble with swallowing, oral lesions, and a burning sensation in throat.
In order to detect it, the doctors perform a barium swallow or endoscopy. Barium is a chemical and it helps the x-ray to see inside of you. If untreated, it may cause intense discomfort and malnutrition as well as dehydration.
Contact us to get acid reflux help in Dallas today if you’re experiencing any discomfort. Now is always better than later.