Treatment for Esophagus Disorders in Houston
Treatment for esophagus disorders in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas is provided by the expert physicians and medical team at Bay Area Gastroenterology. Please call (281) 480-6264 to discuss your options for diagnosis and treatment today.
Esophagus disorders include any disease affecting the esophagus. Examples of the diseases affecting the esophagus include heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett's esophagus and esophagitis.
The esophagus is the muscular tube in your body that carries food, liquids and saliva from your mouth to the stomach, connecting the throat pharynx with the stomach. Just before entering the stomach, the esophagus passes through the diaphragm. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something that is too hot, too cold or too large.
Information Regarding Esophagus Disorders
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux is the most common problem people experience with the esophagus. GERD happens when a band of muscle at the end of your esophagus fails to close properly. This issue will allow the contents of the stomach to leak back, or reflux into, into the esophagus and irritate it.
Over time, GERD, or acid reflux, can cause damage to the esophagus and create a need for treatment for esophagus disorders in Houston. Acid reflux disease happens when stomach acids go back up the esophagus and mouth instead of staying in.
Vomiting or retching creates a tear in the lining of the esophagus. The esophagus bleeds into the stomach, often followed by vomiting blood. This exposure to stomach acid is usually because of long-term Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD.
Chagas disease is considered an esophagus disease, causing caustic injury to the esophagus. Chronic digestive disorders often remain undiagnosed and create additional damage without treatment.
Barrett's esophagus is also an esophagus disorder where regular reflux of stomach acid irritates the esophagus and may cause the lower part to change its structure. Esophageal cancer is very serious, although uncommon, but has been diagnosed and occurring more often recently than in the past. The development of a malignant tumor in the esophagus is known as esophageal cancer.
Having an esophagus disorder can be painful, embarrassing and emotionally draining, but there is help with diagnosis and treatment at Bay Area Gastroenterology in Texas. Please give us a call at (281) 480-6264 to discuss the best course of action for helping you today!
Board Certified Gastroenterology Consultants at Bay Area Gastroenterology are qualified to deal with all gastrointestinal disorders, please make your appointments on line at www.gibay.com.
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