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EoE and GERD

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim



Eosinophilic Esophagitis and GERD

A recent article was published discussing the relation ship between GERD and Eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE pathogenesis and vice versa. According to the information about half of all EoE patients have a history of atopic disease – such as rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis – and exhibit sensitization to food or other aeroallergens. GERD and EoE often coexist and about 3% of patients who undergo oral immunotherapy to treat a food allergy develop EoE. PPI's are typically used in EoE as they are used for GERD treatment.

If you are a long time user of proton pump inhibitors it's time to schedule an appointment with your Naturopathic physician.  Changing your diet could mean being cancer-free.  Our Naturopathic pharmacy offers effective formulas to correct the condition. Second Nature patients take Xymogen's GastrAcid, ProbioMax DF 100 B and GlutAloeMine for upper G.I. tissue repair. We have a wide array of specific treatments for acute and chronic H. Pylori infections.  There are easy to swallow liquid RX homeopathic formulas for stomach ulcers, reflux, pain, tissue erosion and generalized inflammation.  

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Sometimes dis-ease requires more radical change so our GOOD GUT products can replace your meals for a digestive healing holiday.   Before you swallow another dose of a medication that increases your risk of esophageal cancer - stop and think.  Wouldn't it be a better choice to schedule an appointment and find out what is causing your dis-ease?  An empowered patient is a healthier patient.  

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1. True or False. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) pathogenesis can contribute to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) pathogenesis.

A. True
B. False

2. A history of atopic disease is found in approximately _____ of all patients with EoE.

A. One-Third
B. Half
C. Two-Thirds

3. True or False. Occurrences of EoE and GERD in patients are mutually exclusive.

A. True
B. False

4. EoE develops in approximately _____ of patients who undergo oral immunotherapy to treat a food allergy.

A. 3%
B. 25%
C. 50%

5. True or False. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) may be used to treat either EoE or GERD.

A. True
B. False

Problems with PPIs

Presidential GERD

Negative Effects of Long-Term PPI Use

Answer Key:

1. A. True

2. B. Half

3. B. False

4. A. 3%

5. A. True


Topics: Gut Repair

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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