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Peptic esophagitis

Introduction: Peptic esophagitis

Description of Peptic esophagitis

Peptic esophagitis (medical condition): Reflux refers to the stomach acid rising up the "wrong way" back up the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. When this occurs ...more

Peptic esophagitis: See also:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:
  »Introduction: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Peptic esophagitis: Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER. Gastric regurgitation is an extension of this process with retrograde flow into the PHARYNX or MOUTH.
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Peptic esophagitis: Related Topics

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Peptic esophagitis as a Disease

Peptic esophagitis: Another name for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  »Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Peptic esophagitis: Related Diseases

Peptic esophagitis: Peptic esophagitis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Peptic esophagitis

Some of the causes of Peptic esophagitis are included in the list below:

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Esophagus inflammation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition that often occurs without symptoms after meals. In some people, the reflux is related to a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter, a band of muscle fibers that usually closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food and liquid can move backward into the esophagus and may cause the symptoms

Symptoms of Peptic esophagitis (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Some of the symptoms of Peptic esophagitis incude:

Treatments for Peptic esophagitis (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Treatments for Peptic esophagitis (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) include:

  • Infant GERD treatments
    • Burping after breastfeeding
    • Upright position after breastfeeding
  • Childhood GERD treatments

Treatment of Peptic esophagitis: For more treatment information about Peptic esophagitis, see treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Peptic esophagitis)

Peptic esophagitis: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Peptic esophagitis:

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