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Can I enlist in the marines with eosinophilic esophagitis?

Can I enlist in the marines with eosinophilic esophagitis?

Disqualifying: The military has published medical standards for enlistment. If your condition is active it would be disqualifying. If it is an old problem it still may need to be evaluated for a waiver or exception to policy. The only way to know for sure is to start the enlistment and go through the medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Definition)

Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may ...Read more


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What is eosinophilic esophagitis? What are the treatment options?

Inflammation: EE is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is caused by eosinophils, a type of blood cell often associated with allergies. Treatment can be surgical (dilation or stretching of narrowed sections) or medical with steroids (budesonide or fluticasone) and/or proton pump inhibitors (PPI medicines ending with -prazole suffix). Steroids can treat the disease while PPIs can control symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Yes: A major complication is stricture of the esophagus. If food cannot passed through it, you will not be able to get enough sustenance. ...Read more

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My brother was just diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. His GI prescribed a fluticasone inhaler. Is there anything else he can do in addition?

My brother was just diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. His GI prescribed a fluticasone inhaler. Is there anything else he can do in addition?

Treatments for EoE: The current treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis include topical steroids (fluticasone inhaler swallowed) and food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can be helpful it guiding food elimination diets. ...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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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

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Can anyone give me any information on 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. See www.Apfed.Org. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eosinophilic esophagitis?

EE: Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may play a significant role. ...Read more

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Does anybody have any experience with treating eosinophilic esophagitis?

Treatments for EoE: Treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis currently include topical corticosteroids and/or food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can help guide food elimination diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Gloria Fong
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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more