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Dysphagia is a subjective sensation of difficulty swallowing. It is estimated to affect as many as 15 million Americans.1LEARN ABOUT DYSPHAGIA
GORD is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid repeatedly backs up into the oesophagus.LEARN ABOUT GORD
Barrett's oesophagus is a serious complication of GORD. People with Barrett's are at an increased risk of developing oesophageal cancer.2-5LEARN ABOUT BARRETT’S
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