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How come I have esophageal stricture, but nobody else in the family has it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not genetic/heredita

Commonest cause is from chronic reflux of stomach contents, causing inflammation, with scarring/narrowing.
May be more common with hiatal hernia, and overweight-both can aggravate reflux of stomach contents into esophagus.

In brief: Not genetic/heredita

Commonest cause is from chronic reflux of stomach contents, causing inflammation, with scarring/narrowing.
May be more common with hiatal hernia, and overweight-both can aggravate reflux of stomach contents into esophagus.
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