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- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain when swallowing
- Unintentional weight loss
- Regurgitation of food—when food flows back from the stomach into the esophagus or mouth
- Large chunks of food to get stuck in the esophagus
Proton Pump Inhibitors
- Follow your treatment plan if you have been diagnosed with GERD.
- Treat any other high risk cause as directed by your doctor
- Avoid ingesting corrosive substances.
- Keep corrosive substances locked up and away from children.
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy http://www.asge.org
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Canadian Medical Association Journal http://www.cmaj.ca
Caustic esophageal stricture. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated July 2, 2010. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 25, 2013. Accessed June 16, 2014.
Oesophageal strictures, webs, and rings. Patient UK website. Available at: http://patient.info/doctor/oesophageal-strictures-webs-and-rings. Updated March 18, 2011. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Understanding esophageal dilation. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy website. Available at: http://www.asge.org/patients/patients.aspx?id=392. Accessed July 15, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 06/18/2014 -