Eosinophilic Esophagitis

The food you swallow travels down the esophagus into your stomach. When your esophagus becomes inflamed, however, and you have difficultly swallowing solid food, you could be experiencing eosinophilic esophagitis. The condition affects both children and adults and occurs when the wall of the esophagus becomes filled with large numbers of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell that actively promotes inflammation, and decreases the ability of the esophagus to stretch and accommodate mouthfuls of swallowed food.

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