Gastrointestinal
Conditions

Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Eosinophilic oesophagitis is a condition causing inflammation of the oesophagus (food pipe). Symptoms experienced with eosinophilic oesophagitis can vary but include dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), food getting stuck and vomiting. Diagnosis of the condition must be made by a Gastroenterologist.
The 6 food elimination diet is used in some cases, whereby specific foods are avoided, helping to reduce the inflammation in the oesophagus. This is to ensure that firstly the diet is followed correctly and secondly that the diet remains nutritionally adequate.
The food challenges must be done in such a way that the allergens are able to be identified; hence guidance of a Dietitian is imperative during the challenge phase.

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