Symptoms associated with achalasia may include difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, heartburn, weight loss, chest pain and coughing. An altered diet can help.
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.
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.
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.