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

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

Gas And Bloating

What causes gas? — Causes of gas include: ●Swallowing air, often while eating, drinking, or smoking. Swallowed air usually comes back out as a burp. ●Eating certain foods, such as beans, broccoli, fruit, wheat, potatoes, corn, and noodles. Bacteria in the intestines digest parts of these foods and spit out gas. ●Trouble digesting certain foods, such as… » Read More

Peptic Ulcers

What is a peptic ulcer? — A peptic ulcer is a sore that can form on the lining of the stomach or duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer? — Some people with peptic ulcers have no symptoms. Other people can have symptoms… » Read More