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07/13/2010
...We’ve written before about eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE, but wanted to share some information today about an important advocacy group dedicated to patients and families with EoE and other eosinophilic disorders known as APFED – the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders. How APFED Got It’s Start APFED was started by Elizabeth Mays, a mother whose son had eosinophilic gastroenteritis, to create a place where families could “come together to share knowledge, educate themselves, arm...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis | What is EoE?
09/25/2017
Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is a condition typically caused by food allergies. Allergens like the proteins in cow milk and wheat may be the culprits. EoE is sometimes called an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID). Eosinophilic esophagitis causes inflammation of the esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. This is due to a build-up of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Symptoms can be painful and may include trouble swallowing,...
05/10/2012
...lot of medical professionals also don’t know of the presence and impact of eosinophilic disorders. That makes next week a great time to inform friends, family, and health care professionals! Here are some easy ways that you can celebrate and help raise awareness: Help Raise Awareness At School As we all know schools and food allergies are major hot topics and this week is the perfect time to volunteer to give a presentation about food...
05/18/2016
...disorders, and other problems. When a person has elevated numbers of eosinophils in their digestive system, tissues, organs, and/or bloodstream, without a known cause, he or she may have an eosinophil-associated disease (EAD). Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are distinct diseases affecting areas of the gastrointestinal tract: the esophagus, stomach, and small and/or large intestine. EGIDs are often driven by food triggers. The diagnosis depends on where the eosinophils are found: Eosinophilic Cystitis: bladder Eosinophilic Fasciitis:...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms & Signs
03/31/2022
...Symptoms of EoE can vary depending on how old a person is. In young children, it can look like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with feeding disorders and poor growth. While EoE and GERD can exist at the same time, they are different. For teenagers and adults with EoE, the main symptoms are more likely to be chest pain and trouble swallowing foods. EoE symptoms can flare up. For example, some people with EoE have...
FPIES – Triggers & Causes
10/28/2021
...Like many food allergies and related disorders, doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of FPIES. Researchers are working to learn more about this condition. FPIES often shows up in babies after their first formulas or solid foods are introduced. A baby with FPIES may successfully take breastmilk, then develop FPIES symptoms when a cow milk or soy-based infant formula is started. Very rarely, FPIES has occurred in exclusively breastfed babies. FPIES is a...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Causes
04/01/2022
...Like many food allergies and related disorders, doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of EoE. Nor do they know why some people develop EoE, while others do not. Many people with EoE also have other allergic conditions such as hay fever, asthma, and food allergies. Our bodies have many tools to fight infection. One of these is a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil. In EoE, food allergens can cause large...
Cow Milk Allergy in Babies
08/01/2017
...Cow milk, a childhood staple and a key source of vital nutrients, is also the most common food allergen in early life. Like many allergic disorders, researchers and doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of cow milk allergy or why some infants develop a milk allergy while others do not. Researchers are working to better understand factors that may contribute to cow milk allergy. Cow milk protein allergy is sometimes referred to as...
   
 
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