Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

What is acid reflux? — Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus, tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Another term for acid reflux is “gastroesophageal reflux disease,” or GERD. What are the symptoms of acid reflux? — The symptoms include: ●Burning… » Read More

Barrett’s Esophagus

What is Barrett’s esophagus? — Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that affects the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). When people have Barrett’s esophagus, the normal cells in the lower part of their esophagus are replaced by a different type of cell. Barrett’s esophagus is usually caused by acid… » Read More

Dysphagia

What is dysphagia? — Dysphagia is the medical term for “trouble swallowing.” Sometimes, dysphagia happens if you eat too fast or don’t chew your food well enough. But if you have dysphagia, you might have a serious medical problem that needs to be treated right away. What causes dysphagia? — Dysphagia is usually caused by… » Read More

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

What is eosinophilic esophagitis? — Eosinophilic esophagitis is a condition that affects the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. This condition is called “EoE” for short. In EoE, the esophagus has cells called “eosinophils” in it. Eosinophils are allergy cells that are not normally found in the esophagus. Doctors… » Read More