Overview - Reflux Esophagitis
Reflux esophagitis is usually caused when the digestive juices containing acids from the stomach, repeatedly move upwards into the lower esophagus (reflux). Normally this is prevented by the one way check valve mentioned earlier called the lower esophageal sphincter.
This condition is also called -
► Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
► Heart Burn
► Acid regurgitation.
Esophagitis usually affects over-weight people more commonly especially when they reach the middle age of life. It is estimated that about 30% of adults experience occasional heartburn and about 10% experience heartburn almost daily. Heartburn is more common in pregnancy and about 25% suffer from it.
Latest Publications and Research on Reflux EsophagitisTrend, clinical presentations and diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis in Saudi children. - Published by PubMed
De novo gastroesophageal reflux disease after sleeve gastrectomy: role of preoperative silent reflux. - Published by PubMed
Barrett's Esophagus in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. - Published by PubMed
GERD: Presence and Size of Hiatal Hernia Influence Clinical Presentation, Esophageal Function, Reflux Profile, and Degree of Mucosal Injury. - Published by PubMed
The Microenvironment in Barrett's Esophagus Tissue Is Characterized by High FOXP3 and RALDH2 Levels. - Published by PubMed