Another name for GERD is Reflux Esophagitis.
What is reflux esophagitis?
A person with reflux esophagitis has inflammation of the esophagus, caused by stomach acid that splashes into the esophagus. Reflux esophagitis usually causes symptoms of severe heartburn. About 30 percent of adults with heartburn have reflux esophagitis.
What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis?
Symptoms of reflux esophagitis include belching, heartburn, indigestion, upper abdominal pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, coughing, and a hoarse voice.
How does the doctor treat reflux esophagitis?
Treatment for reflux esophagitis includes avoiding alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and foods that irritate your stomach. Additional treatment for reflux esophagitis includes medications. Surgery may be required to treat severe reflux esophagitis.
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