It can be a bit tricky to figure out how to assign a Military Disability Rating to some conditions/symptoms. Some things may seem like a condition in and of themselves but are really just symptoms of bigger conditions. Just because something has an official sounding name doesn’t mean it is a condition all by itself. Similarly, some conditions have such a small effect on the overall functioning of the body, that it just isn’t ratable.
is a condition where the esophagus is damaged by acid from the stomach. It can make it hard to swallow. This is really not a condition but a symptom of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So, if GERD
is diagnosed, then that is what is rated, not the Barrett’s Esophagus. If, however, GERD is not diagnosed or the condition is caused by something else, then Barrett’s Esophagus can be rated under code 7203
, stricture of the esophagus.