Louise Cocker has experienced the devastating consequences of gerd / gord with the loss of her father, Pop, to the disease. It’s an acute reminder of how simple heartburn can have a serious outcome. Here is her story.
The Medical Independent Website has reported a call by The Irish Society of Gastroenterology for more public awareness of the condition known as Barrett’s Esophagus / Oesophagus, a condition where the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus undergo change as a result of regular exposure to acid reflux from the stomach. Barrett’s is not in itself cancer, but it is considered a pre-cancerous condition.