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In eosinophilic esophagitis an individual has trouble in swallowing and eating food because of white blood cells being built up in the tube lining. This connects the mouth to the stomach. As a result, one may experience choking, difficulty swallowing food and also acid reflux.
HOW IS EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS DIAGNOSED?
This chronic immune system disease is diagnosed by the general physician or the gastroenterologist using lab tests based on blood, urine and stool samples as well as an upper endoscopy and a biopsy. A food patch test can also help in diagnosis.
HOW IS EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS TREATED?
In most cases, the general physician would suggest options like dilation through the use of steroids. Medications are also given to help in reducing the acid reflux, which is a major cause of this problem. Dietary therapy is provided to reduce the risks of choking and have foods that help in counteracting this problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a chronic relapsing disease