What is Esophagitis?

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.

Common Symptoms

  • Heartburn
  • 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.

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