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Esophagitis is caused by an infection or irritation of the esophagus. Infections that cause esophagitis include candida yeast infection of the esophagus as well as herpes.

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    • Esophageal Cancer Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the esophagus. Risk factors of cancer of the esophagus include...learn more »
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      Esophageal Cancer Article
      • Esophageal cancer facts*
      • What is the esophagus?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the types of esophageal cancer?
      • What is a tumor grade test?
      • What tests are used to determine the stage of esophageal cancer?
      • What are the stages of esophageal cancer?
      • Stages I and II of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
      • Stages I and II of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus
      • Stages III and IV of esophageal cancer (both types)
      • What is the treatment for esophageal cancer?
      • What doctors treat esophageal cancer?
      • Should people get a second opinion after an esophageal cancer diagnosis?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation Therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted Therapy
      • Nutrition
      • What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after esophageal cancer treatment?
      • Where can people with esophageal cancer find support?
      • What research is being done on esophageal cancer?
    • GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn) GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which the acidified liquid contents of the stomach backs up into the...learn more »
      In This Article
      GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn) Article
      • GERD (acid reflux) facts
      • What is GERD or acid reflux?
      • What causes GERD (acid reflux)?
      • What are the symptoms of uncomplicated GERD?
      • What are the complications of GERD?
      • How is GERD or acid reflux diagnosed and evaluated?
      • Symptoms and procedures to diagnose GERD
      • GERD (acid reflux) tests
      • How is GERD (acid reflux) treated?
      • Lifestyle changes and GERD (acid reflux) diet
      • GERD (acid reflux) medications
      • GERD surgery
      • What is a reasonable approach to the management of GERD (acid reflux)?
      • What are the unresolved issues in GERD (acid reflux)?
    • Reflux Laryngitis Acid backing up into the larynx (voice box), it causes reflux laryngitis. Irritation of the lining of the esophagus, larynx, and...learn more »
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      Reflux Laryngitis Article
      • Reflux laryngitis facts
      • Why does reflux laryngitis occur?
      • What are the typical symptoms of reflux laryngitis?
      • How is reflux laryngitis evaluated?
      • What are home remedies, OTC medications, and lifestyle changes (diet) that can help reflux?
      • What types of medications are used to treat reflux?
      • What are the difficulties in diagnosing reflux laryngitis?
    • Schatzki's Ring Schatzki (Schatzki's) ring, is a narrow ring of tissue located just above the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The cause of...learn more »
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      Schatzki's Ring Article
      • What is a Schatzki ring?
      • What are symptoms of a Schatzki Ring?
      • How is a Schatzki Ring diagnosed?
      • What treatment is for Schatzki Ring?
    • Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus occurs as a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), primarily in white males. GERD...learn more »
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      Barrett's Esophagus Article
      • Barrett's esophagus facts
      • What is Barrett's esophagus?
      • Why is there so much interest in Barrett's esophagus?
      • What causes Barrett's esophagus?
      • Who develops Barrett's esophagus?
      • What is the specific abnormality in the inner lining (epithelium) of Barrett's esophagus?
      • What about the cancer that occurs in Barrett's esophagus?
      • What is dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus?
      • What is the risk of developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in Barrett's?
      • What are the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus?
      • How is GERD with or without Barrett's esophagus treated?
      • Why is it important to screen patients with GERD to diagnose Barrett's esophagus?
      • Why is it critical to be accurate in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus?
      • What does endoscopic biopsy surveillance in Barrett's esophagus involve?
      • How is high grade dysplasia managed?
      • How is low grade dysplasia managed?
      • What are the experimental approaches for treatment of high grade dysplasia?
      • What experimental options are there for Barrett's esophagus WITHOUT dysplasia?
      • What does the future hold for Barrett's esophagus?
    • Hiatal Hernia Hiatal hernia is a condition in which a thin membrane of tissue connects the esophagus with the diaphragm becomes week, and a...learn more »
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      Hiatal Hernia Article
      • Hiatal hernia definition
      • What causes a hiatal hernia?
      • Is there one more than one type of hiatal hernia?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia?
      • How is hiatal hernia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for hiatal hernia?
      • Hiatal hernia medications
      • Lifestyle changes
      • Hiatal hernia surgery

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