TV Commercial about Barrett's Esophagus
Hi I'm Dick Smothers from the Smothers' Brothers. For years I suffered from heartburn with acid flowing into my esophagus from my stomach. I treated my symptoms with ant-acids. I didn't know that I was developing a more serious condition. My doctor diagnosed me with Barrett's Esophagus. It's a precancerous condition of the esophagus caused by years of acid reflux. Luckily he diagnosed my Barrett's Esophagus at an early stage because Barrett's put me at a much higher risk of developing esophageal cancer. My doctor treated me with a non-surgical procedure and I was able to go home after just a few hours.
Now my Barrett's is gone and my peace of mind is back... but not totally because I still have a brother!
If you suffer from chronic acid reflux or know you have chronic heartburn, talk to your doctor. If caught early, Barrett's Esophagus can be treated. Call 1-800-541-2993 to learn more and find a specialist near you.