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Updated 18 December 2017

Are there long-term complications of GORD?

This is quite possible, as the oesophagus is simply not made to deal with stomach acids and continuous exposure to these, could do long-term damage to the lining of the oesophagus.

This is quite possible, as the oesophagus is simply not made to deal with stomach acids and continuous exposure to these, could do long-term damage to the lining of the oesophagus. This can result in the narrowing or scarring of the oesophagus, which could make swallowing difficult. Long-standing GORD can also cause a condition called Barrett's oesophagus, which is thought to be a risk factor for oesophageal cancer. Damage to the teeth and vocal cords can also occur.


 

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