| Posted On Nov 12, 2015 | By:

Have Trouble Swallowing? It Could Be Allergies

Eosinophilic esophagitis (e-o-sin-o-FILL-ik uh-sof-uh-JIE-tis), or EoE, is a relatively new diagnosis for a chronic, allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Because the symptoms of EoE can mimic those of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), it can go undiagnosed.

Patients with EoE have a large number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells) in the tissue of the esophagus. Eosinophils are common in the digestive tract, but an excessive buildup of these cells in the esophagus may be caused by a reaction to foods,

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| Posted On Apr 29, 2014 | By:

What to do about Seasonal Allergies

The month of April marks the beginning of seasonal allergies and the telltale sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion or pressure, and general malaise that start for millions of Americans.  Many people do not know what they’re allergic to and wonder if they should get tested to find out.  My general answer is that it depends on how severe your allergy symptoms are and what has or has not helped you to manage them in the past. 

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