Posted by Mike
on July 31, 2000 at 14:21:40:
In Reply to: barretts esophogus posted by vickie on July 15, 2000 at 21:35:06:
: Ive been diagnosed with barretts esophogus..what can i do that will alter cellular tissue change now...
Hi Vickie, I too have been diagnosed with
barretts esophogus. I was diagnosed about two years ago. I go for a yearly endoscopy to see
how the condition is, and I am taking
prevacid once a day to keep from getting any heartburn.
When you say, "what can i do that will alter cellular tissue", are you asking what will cure the barretts condition? As far as I know, the damage is not reversible. The only thing which I was told by my doctor was to take the prevacid to prevent further damage, and also to go for a yearly checkup (endoscopy) to see how the esophogus looks. Also, to watch what you eat to prevent acid reflux. I'm due for another checkup next month.
Has your doctor suggested anything else other then what my doctor said?