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Your Guide to Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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At Your Appointment

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • How often are you having heartburn or other symptoms of esoinophilic esophagitis?
  • Have your symptoms changed or gotten better or worse since your last visit?
  • Are you keeping a food diary and can we review it?
  • What changes have you made to your diet and eating habits?
  • When was your last upper GI endoscopy?
  • Are you having any side effects from your medicines?
  • Describe your symptoms. Are you having heartburn, chest pain, nausea, difficulty swallowing, feeling like food is stuck in your throat, or regurgitating food or sour liquid?
  • How long have you had these symptoms?
  • Do you have these symptoms every day or do they come and go?
  • What seems to make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Do you have hay fever, eczema, food allergies, or asthma?
  • Do you have a family history of allergies or problems with heartburn or the esophagus?
  • Do you have a personal or family history of food allergies or environmental allergies, such as pollen, dust, or animal dander?
  • What treatments have you tried so far?
  • Do heartburn medicines help your symptoms?
  • What treatments do you recommend for eosinophilic esophagitis? What are the side effects?
  • Am I a candidate for biologic therapy?
  • What changes do I need to make to my diet and eating habits?
  • Should I try an elimination diet? How do I do that?
  • What are my options if diet and medications do not help my symptoms?
  • What are the potential complications of eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my symptoms?
  • How do you diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • What treatments are available for eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • What role does diet play in eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • What role do allergies play in eosinophilic esophagitis?
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Last Review Date: 2022 Mar 9
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