The six-food elimination diet (SFED) is often a successful treatment for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure to view the upper digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.
An endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure performed by a gastroenterologist, who uses a combination of endoscopy and ultrasound to look at the digestive tract and nearby organs and tissues.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that uses endoscopy, x-ray and dye to view the biliary tract and pancreatic ducts and possibly treat issues there.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or just acid reflux, is when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is when white blood cells build up in the esophagus and may result in trouble swallowing, heartburn and reflux.
Gastroparesis or delayed gastric emptying is when the stomach has trouble clearing out its contents, possibly due to issues with the stomach muscles, nerves, or brain and spinal cord nerves.
Dyspepsia, or indigestion, may cause upper abdominal pain, burning or heat, and the stomach feeling full during or after eating.
Celiac disease is when a person can’t eat gluten. Some symptoms are gas, stomach bloating and pain, diarrhea and constipation.
Barrett’s esophagus is when the cells lining the esophagus — the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach — change into the cells lining the intestine. The test for Barrett’s is an endoscopy.