Esophagitis

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What is esophagitis?

Esophagitis is an acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the esophageal wall (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) caused by bacteria, chemical or trauma.

Common symptoms reported by people with esophagitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
esophagitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with esophagitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
esophagitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with esophagitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has esophagitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 20
40s 27
50s 37
60s 16
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 66
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from esophagitis patients who have completed their condition history
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