Let’s start with understanding what Esophagitis means, it means inflammation of the esophagus, therefore Reflux Esophagitis can be caused by Acid Reflux, GERD, and/or Heartburn. Esophagitis in general can come from infections, bacteria, or Fungi.
Some of the symptoms are the same as Acid Reflux, such as acid and stomach content come up, heartburn, trouble swallowing liquid or food, painful swallowing, etc.
We are going to discuss Esophagitis which emanates from Acid Reflux, which can come from frequent or chronic vomiting, Hiatal Hernia, Achalasia a condition where the bottom of the esophagus doesn’t open properly and food may get stuck or get regurgitated. Since Reflux esophagitis is already a secondary problem you need to be working with your doctor.
Your doctor will most likely give you medication and have you follow the same protocols as an Acid Reflux sufferer, such as eating bland foods, eat small meals, no spicy food, lot laying down for at least 2 – 3 hours after eating, lifting the head of the bed, etc.
Esophagitis is another complication from Acid Reflux, other complications are Barrett Esophagus a pre-cancerous condition, and Esophageal Cancer. Today there are many things you can do to avoid these conditions, educate yourself and follow through so that you do not become a victim.
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