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Duterte reveals his Barrett’s esophagus is worsening
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:47:02 AM »
Duterte reveals his Barrett’s esophagus is worsening
Published August 25, 2020, 8:31 PM

by Genalyn Kabiling

https://mb.com.ph/2020/08/25/duterte-reveals-his-barretts-esophagus-is-worsening/

President Duterte bared on Tuesday that his doctor told him that his Barrett’s esophagus was “nearing stage one cancer”.

In his televised address, the President said he has been advised to stop drinking alcohol to avoid worsening his ailment.

The President previously admitted suffering from Barret’s esophagus due to his alcohol intake. Barrett’s esophagus is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in which stomach regurgitates its contents into the esophagus and consequently erodes the esophagus, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine website. The condition can sometimes develop into esophageal cancer, the institute added.
 
The 75-year-old Duterte talked about his health while discussing his and other old Cabinet members’ commitment to fight corruption during his taped public address aired on state television.

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