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What is cardioesophagitis?

What is cardioesophagitis?

Stomach;esophagus: Inflammation of the cardia of the stomach and of the esophagus. The cardia is the top part of the stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Gloria Fong
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What is esophagitis?

What is esophagitis?

Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing and acid reflux. Untreated esophagitis can lead to scarring and tight areas in your swallowing tube (strictures). ...Read more

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How is esophagitis treated?

Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes stronger medications such as Prilosec are needed depending on the symptoms and other information. Some patents need surgical treatment to reduce acid reflux if they don't respond to medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic(eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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What is grade c esophagitis?

What is grade c esophagitis?

Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of the esophageal circumference. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 can reoccure?

Esophagitis  grade 2 can reoccure?

Yes: If you have not seen your gastro enterologist make an appointment today. Common causes can be gastric reflux into the esophagus, but regardless of cause, if it continues, this can develop into a precancerous condition called barret's esophagus. ...Read more

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How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the diagnosis is with an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are some home cures for esophagitis?

Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your bed 4-6inches, and then take otc medication you can get at your pharmacy----pepcid, prilosec, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. ...Read more

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What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought to cause precancerous changes to occur in the esophagus which, over time, could lead to esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from esophagitis?

What can I do to relieve  pain from esophagitis?

Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid suppressing medication along with an acid neutralizer as well as surveillance for ulcerative disease. If pain persists despite use of these meds the dose may need to be significantly increased. All people respond differently to meds and their dosing. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get esophagitis, or is it unusual?

Yes: Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Many things can cause esophagitis, including infections, drugs, allergens or acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is the most common cause of esophagitis, and studies show that over 40% of american adults experience the symptoms of this disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk6896/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: esophagitis?

Irritated esophagus: Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed at the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Anyone with chronic esophagitis from italian food only?

Chronic : Esophagitis isn't caused by a particular food. But spicy or acidic foods like italian or mexican cuisine can cause indigestion problems w a specific cuisine most likely is associated w quantity of food eaten, alcohol intake, dining late, etc. ...Read more

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What can a person do to relieve the acute pain from esophagitis?

What can a person do to relieve the acute pain from esophagitis?

OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my esophagitis. Should i?

GERD is common: Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis"). Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is infectious esophagitis?

Esophagitis: This is inflammation of the esophagus due to a microorganism. This is not a common illness in people with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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Any body know about cure for esophagitis?

Any body know about cure for esophagitis?

Treat cause: Should treat underlying cause. If cause is gastroesophageal reflux disease then treatment would be maintaining an upright posture, not laying flat, avoiding fatty meals, avoiding caffeine alcohol tobacco peppermint and trigger foods, eating smaller meals and not eating prior to bedtime. If the cause is an infection treatment may be antibiotics. If an inflammatory disease; anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Do people with esophagitis have a lot of pain?

Quite variable: People with esophagitis, usually caused by acid refluxing from the stomach because the valve between the stomach and esophagus isn't properly functioning, can have varying degrees of discomfort. Some have absolutely no symptoms and some have quite severe symptoms of burning pain in the upper abdomen, lower chest. Alcohol, coffee, large meals can all contribute to these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

Acid: Most likely culprit is stomach acid. However, bile from the intestine can also cause inflammation in the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Grade 2 esophagitis (biopsy) what does this mean? Should i be concern?

Esophagitis concerns: Most esophagitis will likely reflect injury from reflux of stomach contents (gerd) and should typically respond to acid blocker medicines. If you choose this route and you derive no relief after 2 weeks of acid suppression treatment, then seek medical evaluation since esophagitis may be more severe than anticipated, or due to a variety of non-reflux causes. ...Read more

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Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists. ...Read more

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How do you treat eosinophilic esophagitis?

Treatment of EoE: Current treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis include topical steroids and food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can help guide food elimination. ...Read more

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Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

Non-drug Rx helps: Reflux can be treated by eating smaller amounts more often (grazing), being cautious about things that cause irritation, not eating/drinking before sleep, and propping the head of the bed up. If the symptoms are severe, or continue despite those techniques, you may need drug therapy as well. Sometimes directly looking at the stomach with an egd is needed as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Depends on age: The symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis depend on the age of the patients. Infants tend to have difficulty gaining weight, recurrent vomiting for failure to thrive. School-age children tend to have abdominal pain, reflux and vomiting. Adults often have difficulty swallowing, food impaction, or gerd. ...Read more

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Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more

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Have esophagitis, what is the treatment and cure?

Have esophagitis, what is the treatment and cure?

OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more

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Do you know if you have eosinophilic esophagitis?

Eosinophils: Increased eosinophils seen on biopsy usually the more proximal the biopsy. Usually around 50 eos/high powered field is worrisome for this disease. ...Read more