The Cause Is Elusive
Barrett’s Oesophagus is the British spelling of the term Barrett’s Esophagus. It is a precancerous condition of the esophagus where the lining of the esophagus is replaced with tissue cells like those of the intestine. This process is called intestinal metaplasia. It is also referred to as Barrett’s Syndrome or CELLO (columnar epithelium lined lower esophagus).
Oddly enough, there are no direct symptoms associated with Barrett’s Oesophagus and there are no scientifically proven causes.
Barrett’s Oesophagus affects about 1 percent of adults in the United States. It typically affects white males over 50 years old although determining when the problem actually starts is difficult. Men develop this condition twice as often as women, and Caucasian men are more affected more than men of other races. It is very rare in children.
It is important to note that Barrett’s Oesophagus is found in about 5-15% of people who suffer from regular heartburn. The incidence of the type of cancer associated with Barrett’s esophagus has recently dramatically increased in the United States even though Barrett’s -associated cancer may be prevented or cured with early diagnosis and treatment. Preventing the development of Barrett’s Oesophagus should start with preventing or eliminating the causes of any type of acid reflux and stomach problems.
Barrett’s Oesophagus is a Dangerous Condition
One of the biggest and most recognized risks associated with having Barrett’s Oesophagus is the risk of contracting cancer of the esophagus. Cancer of the esophagus is extremely dangerous and often fatal. Physicians often recommend regular testing for patients with GERD and Barrett’s Oesophagus. This oesophageal cancer is extremely difficult to detect and is easily missed. Early diagnosis is critical for a successful treatment. About 1% of those with Barrett’s Oesophagus develop cancer of the esophagus each year.
Testing for cancer in Barrett’s Oesophagus patients is done with an endoscopy and the results are measured in high or low grade dysplasia. People found to have cancer of the esophagus may be advised to have dangerous surgery. Surgery is only effective if it is in done early enough in the progression of the disease. Clearly active prevention is much safer and wiser.
Learn How to Prevent Barrett’s Oesophagus
Prevention of Barrett’s Oesophagus starts with eliminating the causes and triggers of acid reflux and GERDs disease. There are many natural remedies and changes in lifestyle that can successfully treat these conditions and the progression to Barrett’s Oesophagus.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial not only for preventing Barrett’s Oesophagus, but also for preventing many affiliated health issues. Many times we take our health for granted until it is too late. Try replacing bad habits with good habits and you will feel better on many levels.
Bad habits that can cause and trigger acid reflux problems and in turn increase your risk of Barrett’s Oesophagus:
- Eating a poor diet high in fat and acids
Try to implement these good habits:
- Regular exercise
- Plan smaller, more frequent meals and snacks throughout the day
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a natural diet with a higher ratio of alkaline foods
- Don’t bend over after meals
- Keep the upper body elevated when laying down
For those already suffering from acid reflux and GERD symptoms, changes in lifestyle and diet should be combined with natural remedies that can be used to balance stomach acid levels and treat reflux. If you are interested in an acid reflux or GERD cure that is 100% guaranteed to work in hours, please download our Acid Reflux Remedy Report now. Our reflux remedy report will teach you exactly how to stop GERD pain in less than a day.
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