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  • People who experience persistent heartburn are at risk of developing Barrett’s oesophagus.
  • This is a condition where the cells lining the lower oesophagus change to resemble those of the stomach and intestine.
  • These cellular changes are caused by ongoing exposure to gastric juices (reflux). The changed cells can sometimes turn cancerous.
  • Treatment options include medications and surgery.

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Reviewed on: 14-08-2019