Condition Center: Barretts Esophagus

When Heartburn Gets Serious

It may be easy to pop a pill for heartburn for the convenience of not having to stop eating spicy and acidic foods, but this convenience may come at ...

Managing to Avoid Esophageal Cancer

If you’ve ever had heartburn, you know it can be very uncomfortable. Ongoing heartburn, a symptom of acid reflux, can progress to a condition calle...

The Right Time for Endoscopy

When medicines and pumps don't work to reduce heartburn and acid reflux, what can you do? Having a doctor look down the hatch may be the next ste...

Can Heartburn Lead to Cancer?

Heartburn can be the unwelcome conclusion to a meal. It's irritating and uncomfortable, but is it putting you at risk for more serious health pro...

Clues for Cause of Esophageal Cancer

Like millions of people, you may have occasionally suffered from a bout of heartburn after eating spicy foods. But recurring heartburn can be a sympt...

Obesity and Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is on the rise as our waistlines expand. What's going on in our stomachs, and is there anything we can do about it?

Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is not just an uncomfortable result of a greasy meal. Given enough time, some people with acid...

Burning Awakening

Trouble sleeping doesn't seem like reason for concern. After all, half of Americans struggle with insomnia at least a couple of nights each we...

Esophagus Problems Are in the Genes

Barrett's esophagus happens when stomach acids damage the lining of the esophagus. Now, it seems that genes may also play a role in causing th...