This is a great site a lot of good information. I'm 52 and have had chronic heartburn for a few years. Was taking nexium when it first started and after a number of months it was in check for a couple of years. I quit taking it this spring and heartburn came back in the summer. One a day was not working effecetively. A few weeks ago I was bumped up to Nexium twice a day. Still having some heartburn. This week I was scoped and the dr told me the biopsy showed metaplesia and one spot they did not know how to classify metalplesia or low grade dyslasia. Want me to continue the twice a day and get tested again in 6 months. Said it would normally be year but because of the spot they could not classify wants to come back to play it safe.
From a lifestyle standpoint not overweight, work out, and eat pretty healthy. My biggest vice I do drink way too much beer especially on weekends. I'm considering this a wake up call. Both my parents died from cancer. It is a lifestyle change I needed to make anyway. Hopefully this will help.
The doctor told me the condtion is reversible but in doing research I'm getting mixed results. Just curious what othere experienced or know. Little freaked out about the whole thing.