Esophagitis in Texas

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Esophagitis is inflammation of one's esophagus, which is the tube that allows transport of food from the mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis can follow many underlying issues like a grouping of the white blood cells known as eosinophils (eosinophilic esophagitis), acid accumulating in your esophagus, an infection, a number of medications, or allergies.

To source reputable treatment for this condition, contact Texas Digestive Disease Consultants to request a consultation with a gastroenterologist. Our physicians offer care for esophagitis in Texas and can make sure you receive the care you require so that you might experience relief.

Several factors may result in esophagitis. Among those most common include:

  • Infections
  • Oral medications (such as anti-inflammatories and aspirin)
  • Acid reflux
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Allergies

Reach out to our team and request to schedule a visit for further details surrounding the causes of esophagitis. Our gastroenterology providers at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants are happy to provide you with the treatment you need.

Several common symptoms or signs of esophagitis in adults involve:

  • Heartburn
  • Food impaction – food getting trapped in the esophagus
  • Pain with and difficulty swallowing
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Chest pain

Children can also experience esophagitis. Common indications of esophagitis in children could include:

  • Difficulty feeding/eating
  • Failure to thrive (not developing at a normal pace, malnutrition, etc.

If symptoms persist longer than a few days, over-the-counter heartburn medications aren't working, you have pain when eating, or symptoms are accompanied by flu-like symptoms like fever, aching, and a headache, we urge you to schedule a consultation with a gastroenterologist at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants.

The treatment approach for esophagitis centers on reducing the symptoms of esophagitis in the individual. The treatment varies based on the root source of the condition. A number of these treatment options may involve:

  • Antibiotics
  • Medications that reduce acid production (antacids)
  • Prescription-strength acid reflux medications (H-2 receptor blockers)
  • Steroids
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Antivirals
  • Surgery (to fortify the esophageal sphincter and decrease acid regurgitation)
  • Diet control
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Changing medications (if caused by oral medications)

One leading focus of preventing and treating esophagitis is to minimize acid regurgitation. You could avoid caffeine consumption, mint-flavored beverages and foods, and other foods that initiate acid regurgitation. Making the following lifestyle modifications can also assist:

  • Avoid lying down following a meal or snack
  • Smoking cessation
  • Losing excess weight
  • Ideal pill-taking habits (such as eating before taking your medication, consuming plenty of water with it, and avoiding lying down after taking medication)

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