Esophageal cancer is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.- Esophageal cancer
Heartburn is usually due to regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux) into the esophagus.- Heartburn
The esophagus may be affected by gastric reflux, cancer, prominent dilated blood vessels called varices that can bleed heavily, tears, constrictions, and disorders of motility.- Esophagus
Pain behind the breastbone or in the region around the stomach often feels like heartburn.- Esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancers- Heartburn
Dysfunction of the gastroesophageal sphincter causes gastroesophageal reflux, which causes heartburn, and, if it happens often enough, can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease, with damage of the esophageal mucosa.- Esophagus
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a chronic condition in which stomach contents and acid rise up into the esophagus, resulting in symptoms and/or complications.
Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, regurgitation, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma – a form of cancer
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which there is an abnormal (metaplastic) change in the mucosal cells lining the lower portion of the esophagus, from stratified squamous epithelium to simple columnar epithelium with interspersed goblet cells that are normally present only in the small intestine and large intestine.
This change is considered to be a premalignant condition because it is associated with a high incidence of further transition to esophageal adenocarcinoma, an often-deadly cancer.
frequent and longstanding heartburn