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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

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...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 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?

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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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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Esophagitis (Definition)

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