Barrett's esophagus Symptoms
Barrett's esophagus generally asymptomatic, mainly symptoms of Barrett esophagus is caused by gastroesophageal reflux and its complications arising. Initially the majority symptoms of Barrett's esophagus is GERD, such as heartburn, reflux, difficulty swallowing. Common Barrett esophagus symptoms was particularly prevalent in the meal and to do certain movements caused by reflux, the bending, or Intra-abdominal hypertension can occur at night during sleep-like retrosternal burning discomfort and chest pain. Chest pain can be manifested in Xiphoid or retrosternal pain was burning in nature can be kind, needle-like or similar to angina pectoris, the pain can be taken through diet or drugs to alleviate acid.
In general, symptoms of Barrett's esophagus is mild gastroesophageal reflux disease, because of Barrett epithelium is more resistant than squamous cell acid peptic attack. Anti-acid, nausea is a serious symptom of gastroesophageal reflux, gastrointestinal anti-flow of esophageal contents can enter the mouth, emerged bad breath, taste damage pharyngodynia, chronic pharyngitis, hoarseness, enamel erosion phenomenon. Some patients have anemia or gastrointestinal bleeding, such as esophageal ulcers and narrow there and there are symptoms of dysphagia.
Dysphagia is due to:
1. scales - at the junction of columnar epithelium of the stenosis;
2. wall caused by chronic fibrosis esophagitis, esophageal motility dysfunction;
3. acute esophageal spasm esophageal inflammation;
4. columnar epithelium occurred in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus caused by obstruction of the lumen. Some patients with early symptoms of heartburn, with a view to a long period of asymptomatic until complications occur after the onset of symptoms because the columnar epithelium of the digestive juice of the stimulus sensitive than squamous cell. Barrett esophagus can be bleeding a lot, but often present chronic iron deficiency anemia.