Barrett's esophagus is usually the result of repeated exposure to stomach acid. It's most often diagnosed in people with long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Frequent heartburn and chest pain are symptoms. But many people with Barrett's esophagus have no symptoms.
Treatments include medical monitoring, medications, and surgery. Rarely, it develops into esophageal cancer.
Last Updated May 24, 2018