Barrett’s esophagus is most often found in people who suffer from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In Barrett’s esophagus, some of the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by a different kind of tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine. This condition most often affects men over the age of 50, but is relatively uncommon overall. Though there are no symptoms connected with Barrett’s esophagus, it has the potential to develop into a dangerous form of esophageal cancer. For this reason, a Barrett’s esophagus screening is sometimes recommended for patients who suffer from GERD. Treatments may include medication to suppress the stomach acid, and surgical procedures to correct the condition and prevent further damage from occurring.