Esophageal Stricture: Overview
Esophageal stricture is a narrowing of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach, also called the gullet. Esophageal stricture’s narrowing may be caused by scar tissue forming in the esophagus, such as from esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, weight loss and painful swallowing. The underlying cause may be chemical esophagitis, reflux esophagitis (Barrett’s esophagus), or peptic ulcer disease.
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- Esophagitis: Esophagitis is an inflammation of the esophagus, which is the tube from the throat to the stomach, also called the
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- Peptic Ulcer Disease: Peptic ulcer disease is the name given to the disease of ulcers in the digestive tract. More commonly, people would
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- Swallowing Difficulty: Swallowing difficulty refers to any type of problem with swallowing. It is also called dysphagia. It means having difficulty swallowing
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- Regurgitation: Regurgitation is the symptom of emitting undigested food from the mouth. It is similar to, but not quite the same
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- Weight Loss: Losing weight is not really a medical symptom if it is explained by lifestyle changes. That means you’re eating
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