Barrett's esophagus

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What is Barrett's esophagus?

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus—the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach—is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine.

Common symptoms reported by people with Barrett's esophagus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Barrett's esophagus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (2)

Data from patients with Barrett's esophagus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Barrett's esophagus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Barrett's esophagus (5 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps loose bowel movements 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for Barrett's esophagus (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
flu like symptoms nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for Barrett's esophagus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Barrett's esophagus (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Barrett's esophagus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Barrett's esophagus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 6
30s 23
40s 77
50s 132
60s 111
70+ 29
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 45
50-59 years 31
60-69 years 11
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 93
Female 294

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 257
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from Barrett's esophagus patients who have completed their condition history
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