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Feb 25, 2018 · Barrett's esophagus to Esophageal cancer in Digestive Health

Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Barrett's Esophagus

How can your diet help prevent Barrett’s esophagus?

Researchers have not found that diet and nutrition play an important role in causing or preventing Barrett’s esophagus.​

If you have gastroesophageal reflux (GER) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you can prevent or relieve your symptoms by changing your diet. Dietary changes that can help reduce your symptoms include

decreasing fatty foods
eating small, frequent meals instead of three large meals
Avoid eating or drinking the fol​lowing items that may make GER or GERD worse:

​chocolate
coffee
peppermint
greasy or spicy foods​
tomatoes and tomato products
alcoholic drinks
March 2017

Feb 24, 2018 · Barrett's esophagus to Esophageal cancer in Digestive Health

I was told by two different gastroenterologist's that even if you have no dysplasia that most insurance plans pay to be
scoped every 2 to 3 years if you have BE. I am scheduled for April but I kept trying to get in earlier but it is really difficult
to get in to see a specialist. Just wondering what meds have worked the best for BE. Originally I was prescribed Dexilant
that worked really well but the insurance companies usually required your PCP to submit a prior authorization.

Feb 23, 2018 · Barrett's esophagus to Esophageal cancer in Digestive Health

Thank you for your reply's. I was told at my last endoscopy that there was no dysplasia. I haven't had any real symptoms as long as I am careful about my diet. However, over the past four months my symptoms have been worse…sore throats, shortness of breath when lying down at night, and a feeling of
pressure in my upper chest. My PCP has sent me to a Cardiologist and a Pulmonary Specialist and every thing has checked out OK. I still believe it's from
the BE.

Feb 22, 2018 · Barrett's esophagus to Esophageal cancer in Digestive Health

I have had Barrett's esophagus for several years. I take Omeprazole on a daily basis. It's been about two years since my last endoscopy procedure and I am scheduled for another in April. My Barrett's symptoms have been worse than usual and I wonder how long it takes to transition to Esophageal cancer?