Complications of acid reflux include those that occur in the esophagus and outside the esophagus (extraesophageal complications) Esophageal complications include esophagitis (inflammation of the lining of the esophagus), Barrett’s esophagus, narrowing or strictures, and, rarely, cancers. Extraesophageal complications can include sinus problems or infections, ringing in the ears, voice changes, dental problems, worsening of asthma, and recurrent pneumonia. Some of these complications are more like inconveniences; however, Barrett’s esophagus, cancers, asthma, and pneumonias can be life-threatening. This is all the more reason to have acid reflux evaluated by a doctor.
Are the complications of Acid Reflux Serious? References
By Mortin - Copyright 2009
Last modification 31/12/2009