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8 Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (or EoE) is an inflammatory condition that causes dysphagia, which makes swallowing solid foods extremely difficult. The condition can strike any age and any gender; however, men and young boys are more prone than females to EoE.

Although the exact cause of EoE is unknown, the vast majority of doctors consider that EoE develops due to an allergen that causes the overproduction of eosinophils. This is because eosinophils overrun the system in other allergy-related conditions—like asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis, which are also prevalent in those who suffer with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Here are the eight most prevalent EoE symptoms…

1. Dysphagia

Dysphagia, or the inflammation associated with EoE, is caused when eosinophils (leucocyte white blood cells) flood the inner tissues the esophagus, in reaction the flexible muscular walls of the esophageal stiffen and obstruct the passing of food through the esophagus as it travels to the stomach.

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