What are the harmful diseases of the esophagus

As a rule, all the unpleasant sensations that are associated with eating, people write off to the stomach. But this does not always happen!

Usually, problems appear not with the stomach as with the esophagus. In particular, the tormenting majority of people with heartburn is almost always a manifestation of a disease of the esophagus. Offhand, you can say that this is a reflux disease ?! Up to 30 different diseases can develop inside the esophagus, but unfortunately imperfect diagnosis leads to the fact that we only know about reflux and the throwing of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus. 

Symptoms of the esophagus

In fact, many diseases of the esophagus are accompanied by heartburn. There is only one sign – and there are a lot of diseases accompanied by heartburn. In case of difficulties or violations during swallowing, you should immediately seek the advice of a qualified specialist. This can be a symptom of a serious illness!

A common ailment of the esophagus is eosinophilic esophagitis, which is similar in manifestation to reflux disease and is accompanied by heartburn. A course of treatment is usually prescribed immediately. However, initially therapy helps, but over time, effectiveness decreases. To make an accurate diagnosis, a biopsy is taken during gastroscopy.    

When the season of colds or passing a course of antibiotics in the esophagus ends, fungal esophagitis can occur. To confirm the alleged diagnosis, sometimes an examination is enough, and sometimes a gastroscopy is necessary.

Viral infections affect the esophagus, provoking:

  • cytomegalovirus,
  • herpes
  • or other viral esophagitis.

With the onset of symptoms during a cold, severe emotional or physical exertion, the immune defense is likely to decrease and viral esophagitis develops. Especially if the patient had herpes.

The consequences of esophageal diseases

In liver diseases, changes in the lower part of the esophagus can also occur , which are associated with severe liver fibrosis due to the influence of various factors. These changes are dangerous bleeding. In case of deviations in liver samples, one must remember the possible consequences in relation to the esophagus. 

The safest disorders of motility and contractile activity of the esophagus are most difficult to diagnose. These violations are safe at first glance, but significantly spoil the quality of life. The assumption that functional disorders occurred in the body becomes apparent at the doctor’s appointment.

For therapy, itomed is prescribed, a drug that acts on the tone of the esophagus and restores its contractile activity.

Types of diseases of the esophagus

But according to statistics, the most common disease of the esophagus is reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus. It is this condition that causes confusion, causes fear of the development of cancer of the esophagus. If damage to the esophagus occurs regularly and frequently, then changes in the cellular composition occur. They do not happen quickly and not instantly. Therefore, with the first symptoms that do not go away on their own for a week or more, you should consult a doctor.

Prokinetic Itomed will help restore tone of the lower sphincter of the esophagus, the weakening of which indicates a reflux disease. In severe forms of reflux, when the contents of the stomach and duodenum penetrate the esophagus, it becomes necessary to adjust the properties and composition of bile with ursosan. This drug neutralizes toxic bile acids and reduces the degree of damage to the esophagus.

Causes of the esophagus

In some cases, stress, dimensional anxiety and emotional background can trigger the appearance of “esophageal” symptoms, in particular heartburn, belching, difficulty swallowing and coughing. Only a specialist can recognize such changes. In addition, it is important to monitor your health so as not to miss real diseases, for this you may need an examination. If the level of anxiety decreases then these symptoms go away on their own.

Address specialists in a timely manner, do not tighten!

event_note December 19, 2019

account_box Winona Tse MD

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