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Diet for a patient with esophageal varices

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Gastrenterologists: Gastroenterologists that do hepatology, deal with cirrhosis of the liver, liver fluke, and portal hypertension.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Liver health: Esophageal varices are usually related to liver cirrhosis . There are several dietary concern with liver cirrhosis specifically limiting sodium. addit... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Banding: Esophageal varices are treated with endoscopic banding, a procedure (semi invasive) that ties the varices in the esophagus that prevents them from ble... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Most commonly, esophageal varices are caused by portal hypertension, which is most commonly caused by liver cirrhosis, and which is most commonly caus... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Varicose veins: Esophageal varices (or oesophageal varices) are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the esophagus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Location : Similar but one arise in the esophagus (throat) and the other arise in the stomach.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Location Location ..: Gastric Varices are caused by portal hypertension { increased pressure in the circulation from the Gastrointestinal[ GI] tract to liver . This is the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Difficult to say: Banding of esophageal varices is a non-surgical treatment for these potentially lethal bleeding sites...Depending on the underlying disease, banding m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Esophageal banding: Esophageal banding essentially puts a "rubber band" like device around an enlarged blood vessel in the esophagus that is bleeding or at risk for bleed... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatric Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: Esophageal varices are a complication of portal hypertension, a condition where the pressure in the vascular system of the GI tract becomes very eleva... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Which end of gut: Systemic blood vessels and portal vessels anastomosis to each other in certain locations , if there is any block to blood flow to portal system as ... Read More
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