Esophagitis is an inflammation or swelling of the esophagus and can cause damage to the tissues in the esophagus tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
- Nausea – Vomiting
- Painful and difficulty swallowing
- Abdominal pain
- Oral lesions
- Food gets caught in the esophagus
Several circumstances can cause esophagitis. The most common cause is GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease.) If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please see your doctor. Dr. Jennifer Ackerman, Dr. Michael Ackerman, and Dr. Robert Lin of Dominion Internal Medicine are experts in the field of internal medicine. They will compassionately work with you, the patient, to diagnose and develop a treatment plan to best suit you and your lifestyle.
Please call us @ 540.878.5408 to schedule an appointment or simply for more information.
Acid reflux is an ongoing symptom of mucosal damage caused by acids that travel back from the stomach into the esophagus.
Symptoms of acid reflux –
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Stomach Bloating
- Nausea after Meals
- Abdominal Pain
- Chest Pain
Acid reflux can affect our lives and cause discomfort in our everyday activities, including work! If you’re suffering with any of the above symptoms please don’t ignore them. We all feel acid reflux is a very common condition and can be treated by making a few changes in our lifestyle’s, diet and possibly medication (which is usually the case.) However, if you experience chronic symptoms it could be a sign that the stomach acid has inflamed your esophagus. When that occurs, the acid can damage the lining of your esophagus and cause bleeding.
Dr. Jennifer Ackerman, Dr. Michael Ackerman, and Dr. Robert Lin of Dominion Internal Medicine are experts in the field of Gastro esophageal reflux disease. (Acid Reflux.)
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call our specialists @ (540) 878-5408.
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