Esophagitis

Normal esophagus compared to esophagitis

Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Esophagitis can be painful and can make it hard to swallow.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

Current as of: November 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology