Is esophageal self dilation recommended for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis?
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Is esophageal self dilation effective for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis?
Hi @jackieall2015, welcome.
According to the article from Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eosinophilic-esophagitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372203 self-dialation may be recommended for some patients living with eosinophilic esophagitis.
"If you experience severe narrowing, known as a stricture, of your esophagus, your provider may recommend dilation. Dilation, also called stretching, can help make swallowing easier. Dilation may be used if steroids are not helpful. Or dilation may be a choice to avoid ongoing use of medication."
I'm tagging a few other members who live with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), like @tamaracaitlin @chines118 @larryh123 @fourof5zs @charleybmurphy @trcollins1948 @blackoutthesun, and who may be able to share their experiences. You may also be interested in these related discussions and expert blogs.
– Eosinophilic esophagitis: What treatment helps you? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/eosinophilic-eosophagitis/
– Stretching The Esophagus During EGD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/eosinophilic-esophagitis/newsfeed-post/stretching-the-esophagus-during-egd/
– Esophageal Self Dilation Therapy: An Effective Alternative https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/newsfeed-post/esophageal-self-dilation-therapy-an-effective-alternative/
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