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Barrett’s esophagus- Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where the inner lining of the lower end of the esophagus changes and looks like the lining of the small intestine. (Stratified squamous epithelium of the esophagus changes to simple columnar epithelium with interspersed goblet cells.)The prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in people is 1 to 1.5 percent. Causes of Barrett’s esophagus …

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease- Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common condition that may affect 20% of the population. It may occur in any age group, but incidence increases with age.In gastroesophageal reflux disease stomach acid and other contents repeatedly come back into the esophagus from the stomach. As a result, the inner lining of the esophagus becomes irritated.(Esophagus is …

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