Eosinophilic Esophagitis Blog
FDA Approves FIRST Drug for EoE!!!
The U.S. FDA has approved the FIRST drug (a biologic called Dupilumab or Dupixent) for the treatment of EoE. This is BIG news for the EoE community in many ways.
I Was Just Diagnosed – Now What do I do?
If you’re recently diagnosed with EoE, read this to know what to do, and not to do. Don’t get down, you can handle this. EoE is inconvenient but treatable and you can live a full normal life once you figure it out.
Should I Try a Biologic Drug?
The Latest Drugs to Deal with EoE - Biologics The latest drugs on the scene to help deal with EoE are called Biologics and they show a lot of promise for finding relief. Here are some details about these drugs: 1) The term "Biologic" is for drugs that are...
The Trouble with Accuracy of EoE Biopsies
If you've been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) it means you've had symptoms, a biopsy of >15 eosinophils per HPF and likely tried PPIs and had no improvement in symptoms. So the only true accurate way to know a diagnosis or a cure is the biopsy. BUT...
Can EoE Triggers be Environmental and not Food?
Aeroallergens (environmental allergens) are considered the 2nd level of potential cause of EoE. If food elimination is unsuccessful, environmental allergies could be the culprit.
What is a HIGH Eosinophil Cell Count?
EoE is diagnosed by taking a biopsy of the tissue in your esophagus and determining how many eosinophil cells are present per high powered field (hpf). A result of >15 cells per hpf will typically result in a diagnosis of EoE (if other conditions or sources of...
A Day In The Life With EoE
Ever wonder what it’s like to live with EoE? Well here’s a typical “day in the life” of someone with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
EoE Caused More from MINOR Allergies?
It might sound counterintuitive, but people with longer term severe Eosinophilic Esophagitis have more of an issue with minor allergies than the things that cause major allergies. Here’s why…
Keeping Track of Where You Get the Food You CAN Eat
I'm allergic to tons of food. If you're like me you have to constantly read labels when shopping to find alternative food to what you can't eat or drink. When you do find that miracle supplier that makes what you like without the ingredient you can't eat,...
My Experience with Corticosteroids Flovent and Budesonide
What About Stretching the Esophagus? (EGD Procedure)
Esophageal Dilation - EGD Procedure With Dilation of the EsophagusFor me, an EGD with dilation of my esophagus has, for years, been something I look forward to. Don't get me wrong, it's not fun, but to me it means "relief is on the way". Since I was 22...
Swallowed Corticosteroids Treatment
There are 2 main options when your EoE is serious enough to consider taking corticosteroids. For EoE, they are not in a pill form usually, they need to get to your esophagus, so it has to be a liquid form. The treatment is swallowed corticosteroids. There...
EoE Poster Child – 35 Years of EoE
I’ve had EoE since I was a teenager (and I’m 51 now), 25 years before they knew what it was or had a name for it. I have a severe version of it and have struggled figuring it out my entire life.
Difference Between GERD and EoE
What is the Difference Between GERD and Eosinophilic Esophagitis? Well, A LOT These 2 conditions are NOT the same thing, and are VERY different. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring...