Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

 Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining of the lower stomach become damaged.  The damage results in changes to the color and composition to the esophagus cells.  The damaged esophagus tissue is similar to the intestinal lining tissue.  This tissue is usually damaged from repeated exposure to stomach acid.  Barrett’s esophagus is…

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Understanding Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, is a condition in which the muscles in the stomach do not function the way they are not supposed to. People who have gastroparesis experience symptoms of abdominal bloating, feeling full after a few bites, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, heartburn, and weight loss. These symptoms may be aggravated by…

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