Esophageal self dilation for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis

Posted by jackieall2015 @jackieall2015, Dec 29, 2022

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 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?

– Stretching The Esophagus During EGD

– Esophageal Self Dilation Therapy: An Effective Alternative

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