Eosinophilic disorders can directly affect the esophagus and can affect people of any age. This kind of disorder was not conceptualized well once but now-a-days there are symptoms that can be diagnosed and treated immediately. It is very easy to detect such disorders by the symptoms but in many people there are no symptoms of such disorders found. However, it is very important to notice the symptoms of such disorders in people and especially in toddlers, teens and small children. Infants, teens and adults have different symptoms of this disorder that might take place in anybody at a given point of time. The major symptoms that are found in infants, small children, teens and adults are described below.
Acid reflux is a disease that is accompanied by recurrent vomiting in infants and this is the reason why physicians lean towards taking this symptom as acid reflux which is very common among infants. However, if the medications of acid reflux do not work for an infant, it can be said that the infants might be suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis.
Difficulty in swallowing
Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing food is one symptom that is found in small children and toddlers who do not have enough vocabulary to explain how they feel. A lot of pain can also be experienced in small children and toddlers while they try to swallow food and therefore it is very important to take them to the doctor because a doctor would be able to diagnose the problem and provide necessary help in combating eosinophilic disorders in small children.
Abdominal pain is a symptom that is found in teenagers and older children and this pain needs to be treated effectively so that conditions of eosinophilic esophagitis in the body can be treated immediately. It is very important to treat such disorders because such disorders can have long term effects on the health of an individual. Other symptoms of such disorders in teenagers are chest pain, epigastric, heartburn and coughing and these symptoms cannot be treated with a therapy that is related to acid reflux.
Food impaction is commonly found as a symptom in adults. This is a condition where the food taken by an individual is found lodged in the esophagus and it requires to be removed by taking the help of a gastroenterologist or a surgeon. The bolus needs to be extracted endoscopically and it is accompanied with a lot of pain.
Weight loss is also considered to be one of the major symptoms of eosinophilic disorders in adults because of the inability to take the proper amount of food on a regular basis. This is a very common symptom that can be treated very well by the intake of large quantities of food. However, it is very important to treat the bolus in the esophagus before trying to eat food.