January 10, 2011

Erosive Esophagitis

There are specific erosive things that can cause you to have inflammation, swelling and irritation of your esophagus (throat).

The most common erosive thing that can cause esophagitis is acid reflux. Acid reflux is the main cause of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is like heart burn on steroids!

The erosive nature of digestive acids does severe damage to your more sensitive throat (esophagus) lining. Esophagitis is one of the first symptoms that can lead to throat cancer.

If the cause of your acid reflux isn’t discovered the damage to your esophagus will eventually cause a mutation in your throat cells.

That’s correct; your throat cells will actually mutate to become more like your stomach cells.

This is an amazing feat of self preservation by your body/mind’s own automatic healing process. Hopefully you find a natural remedy for your erosive esophagitis before it gets that bad.

The trick to healing erosive esophagitis is to remove the cause of the inflammation, which in most cases is from your acid reflux.

Here are 5 things that can also trigger the symptoms of erosive esophagitis such as:

1. Pharmaceuticals

2. Vomiting

3. Herpes

4. Candida

5. Immune imbalance

You should suspect you have erosive esophagitis if you have difficulty swallowing or feel pain in your throat. If something was stuck in your throat you can expect the same symptoms of erosive esophagitis to develop. So if you take a lot of pills make sure you help them go down with some water.

If you have blood in your vomit you need to see a doctor immediately. Even if your stools are dark or tar-like you most likely have blood in your stools from the erosive esophagitis. In either case see a doctor immediately.

Some of the procedures doctors use to find out if you suffer from erosive esophagitis are:

  • Endoscopy: Using a camera to directlt view inside your esophagus
  • Biopsy: Cutting out a sample of your esophagus tissue.
  • Culture: Taking a sample with a swab, without cutting your esophagus
  • Barium X-Rays: Using a radioactive dye that enhanced the X-Ray photos.

Depending how bad your erosive esophagitis is determines how doctors will treat your symptoms. It’s not unusual for them to use Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), antibiotics, steroids and pain medication.

Always look into discovering the cause of your erosive esophagitis, don’t just treat the symptoms . . . eliminate the cause and your throat will heal naturally given time.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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December 5, 2012

tasha @ 7:56 pm

In April 2012 all of a sudden my chest started paining very badly and I could not swallow food with very bad pain.. Becz the pain was in my chest I felt something was wrong with my heart so i went to see a physician but he gave me medicine of acidity and heartburn.. my chest stoped paining and after a week my throat was healed to but after few days again i had another problem.. i had a feeling that something was stuck in my throat which i found was very very irritating. I told my husband and he took me to a gasteronologist.. He did my endoscoppy and biopsy which was very painful coz i never went thru all this in my life .. The result came was EROSIVE ACID… That means i had inflamation in my esophogus.. I was given pariet 20mg for a month, after a month the feeling of something stuck was still there.. I again went to see my ENT and he said i have ulcers in my throat thats why i feel like this again he gave me medicine but after sometime that feeling didnt go.. i went to see another gasteronologist coz my throat started to burn very bad and that dr didnt check he just told me u r suffering from erosive acid which is gona take time to heal so he just gave me pirsec 40mg .. after taking tht burning sensation went but i still feel some tightness in my throat but that feeling of something stuck never disapeard and when i swallow saliva i find its chocking down d throat in esopogus but can eat food n drink water without that chockng pain or feeling.. this started in april and today is dec it has been 8 months since am going thru this m really worried.. also planning to go to india soon.. i just dono what it can be… is it erosive acid tht takes time to heal or is it something else? biopsy result also came ok …
pls pray for me i ve two small children whom i luv to death…:-(

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