Esophageal disease

 Track 18: Esophageal disease

The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food, and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something too large, too hot, or too cold. You may also notice it when something is wrong. You may feel pain or have trouble swallowing. The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). With GERD, a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus. Other problems include heartburn, cancer, and esophagitis. Doctors may use various tests to make a diagnosis. These include imaging tests, an upper endoscopy, and a biopsy.

 

The following are additional diseases and conditions that affect the esophagus:

  • Achalasia
  • Acute esophageal necrosis
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Boerhaave syndrome
  • Caustic injury to the esophagus
  • Chagas disease
  •  Diffuse esophageal spasm
  • Esophageal atresia and Tracheoesophageal fistula
  •  Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal dysphagia
  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophageal web
  • Esophagitis
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Jackhammer esophagus (hypercontractile peristalsis)
  • Killian–Jamieson diverticulum
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome
  • Neurogenic dysphagia
  • Nutcracker esophagus
  • Schatzki's ring
  •  Zenker's Diverticulum

 Gastroesophageal Reflux disease: is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD. Doctors believe that some people suffer from GERD due to a condition called hiatal hernia. In most cases, GERD can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes; however, some people may require medication or surgery.

Reflux means to flow back or return. Therefore, gastro esophageal reflux is the return of the stomach's contents back up into the esophagus. In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow food to pass into the stomach and closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the LES is weak or relaxes inappropriately, allowing the stomach's contents to flow up into the esophagus.

 Related: Gastroenterology Conferences 2018 | Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Meetings 2018 | Gastroenterology Conferences 2018 Europe

2nd International Conference on Digestive Diseases, December 07-08, 2017, Madrid, Spain; 12th Global Gastroenterologists Meeting, March 15-16, 2018, Barcelona, Spain; Gastroenterology Conferences; 6th World Congress on Hepatitis Conferences, April 09-11, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6th World Congress on Liver Diseases Conferences, April 09-11, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gastro Conferences 2018; 12th International Conference on Abdominal Imaging Conferences April 09-10, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gastro Conferences 2018; 12th International Conference on Endoscopy Conferences, April 09-10, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands; Hepatitis Conferences; 6th International Hepatology Conferences, May 28-29, 2018, Osaka, Japan; 13th Euro-Global Gastroenterology Conferences, August 20-21, 2018, Rome, Italy; Endoscopy Conferences; 3rd International Pancreatic Cancer Conferences, June 11-13, 2018, Rome, Italy; 13th International Clinical Gastroenterology Conferences, December 07-08, 2017; 13th International Hepatology Conferences, December 07-08, 2017; 3rd International Colorectal Cancer Conferences, February 26-27, 2018, Paris, France; Hepatitis conferences 2018;  8th International Hepatology Conferences, July 5-7, 2018, Vienna, Austria; 14th International Gastroenterology Education Conferences, August 02-04, 2018, Barcelona, Spain; Gastro Conferences 2018;  13th Pediatric Gastroenterology Conferences, August 02-04, 2018, Barcelona, Spain; Canadian Digestive Diseases Conferences, February 9-12, 2018, Toronto, Canada; Endoscopy Conference 2018; 13th European Colitis Organization Conferences, February 14- February 17, 2018, Vienna, Austria; ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium, February 5-7, 2018, Milan, Italy;  Gastroenterology Conference 2018; 13th European Crohn's Conferences, February 14- February 17, 2018, Vienna, Austria; 23rd Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW), February 9-12, 2018, Toronto, Canada; Gastro Conferences; 25th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), October 28 - November 1, 2017, Barcelona, Spain; Gastroenterology Conferences; Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2018, Kapalua, HI US, February 26, 2018 to March 2, 2018.

Related Associations:

 USA and Canada: American Gastroenterological Association, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology, Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Florida Gastroenterological Society, Ontario Association of Gastroenterology, Alabama Gastroenterological Society, Comparative Gastroenterology Society, American Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility Society.

European Union and UK: British Society of Gastroenterology, European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates, European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Scottish Society of Gastroenterology, British Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, European Society of Coloproctology, European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group, European Society of Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility, European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology, European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology, Norwegian Gastroenterological Association

Asia-Pacific and Middle East: Gastroenterological Society of Australia, Gastroenterological Association of Thailand (GAT), Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology, Society for Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Nigeria, Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan.

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