Still Have Heartburn? Get An Upper Endoscopy For Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition that causes heartburn, abdominal pain, and difficulty swallowing. If you've been given this diagnosis but medications and lifestyle changes haven't worked for you, you may need to be evaluated for eosinophilic esophagitis. The only way this can be done is through biopsies taken during an upper endoscopy by a gastroenterologist. Here's what you need to know about eosinophilic esophagitis, the upper endoscopy procedure, and the treatments that are available.