Barrett’s Esophagus | Causes & Risk Factors


Who gets Barrett's esophagus?

People who have had GERD for a long time have a higher risk of getting Barrett's esophagus. This problem is much more common in white and Hispanic men. Smokers and people who are obese also have a higher risk. Barrett's esophagus is more common in people older than 50 years of age. Most people who have Barrett's esophagus are diagnosed after age 60.


Barrett's Esophagus by MD Shalauta, M.D., and R Saad, M.D. (American Family Physician May 01, 2004,

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 01/05