Understanding GERD and Its Connection to Esophageal Pre-cancer
People who experience daily GERD are seven times more likely to develop further complications including Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus.
So You Think You Have GERD, What Next?
While there is no cure for GERD, there are a couple ways to relieve your symptoms including medication, like proton pump inhibitors, or lifestyle changes, including adopting a less-acidic diet.
If you are experiencing indicators of GERD, speak to your doctor for more information about the condition and on how to better ease your symptoms. Because GERD is linked to esophageal pre-cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about screening and monitoring. As we mentioned, WATS3D is a breakthrough endoscopy procedure that can help your doctor to detect early-stage precancerous cells. These cells can be removed before they can turn into Esophageal Cancer.