What is it?

Esophagitis is inflammation of the longitudinal tube that connects the throat to the stomach known as esophagus. It is caused by acid from the stomach, allergic reactions, some drugs and infection.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of esophagitis are the following:

  • Swallowing difficulties.
  • Pain in swallowing.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Chest pain when eating described as burning, heavy or sharp.
  • Heartburn.
  • Belching.
  • Coughing.

What to expect?

Things that you can try at home that may relieve your symptoms:

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  • Avoid heavy meals hours before bedtime.
  • Take caffeine, chocolates and high-fat foods in moderation.
  • Maintain healthy body weight.

Seek immediate consult if symptoms are worsening or vomiting blood.

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