UCLA gastroenterologist, Craig Cluckman, MD, addresses the most common causes of dysphagia - which can range from mild difficulty swallowing to complete and painful blockage - how it is diagnosed, and available treatment options.
UCLA gastroenterologist, Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS, discusses symptoms of acid reflux, how to test for it and available treatment options.
Is that heartburn, GERD, achalasia or something else? Alireza Sedarat, MD, interventional endoscopist, gives an overview of achalasia, a rare disporder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Learn about the symptoms, how to diagnose the condition, and managing the effects of achalasia.
UCLA gastroenterologist Kevin Ghassemi, MD, discusses eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and dietary considerations.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that in adults can cause difficulty swallowing, heartburn, vomiting, or abdominal and chest pain. In children, EoE symptoms can include poor growth, weight loss, a poor appetite or even refusing to eat.