Eosinophilic Esophagitis

More and more people are struggling with things like abdominal pain, health problems, allergy symptoms, gastrointestinal disorders, struggles with the immune system, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and more. The health care industry has recently discovered a direct correlation between many of these symptoms and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).

In recent years, EoE has emerged as a condition encountered more frequently by allergy and gastroenterology specialists. In patients with EoE, GI symptoms occur in association with an eosinophil-rich infiltrate in the esophagus, gastric or colon mucosa.

The etiology and natural history of EoE are not well understood. It appears to be an allergic reaction/immunology process associated with certain food components.

“Irritable Bowel Syndrome” (IBS) patients may fall into this spectrum as well. The majority of EoE patients have other atopic diseases such as allergic rhinitis and asthma. The work-up process for EoE includes food scratch and patch tests.

Once the evaluation is completed, we will work with you on implementing a diet and eliminating items. Patients are reassessed in 3 to 6 months to evaluate progress.