Dr. Alex Jimenez, El Paso's Chiropractor
I hope you have enjoyed our blog posts on various health, nutritional and injury related topics. Please don't hesitate in calling us or myself if you have questions when the need to seek care arises. Call the office or myself. Office 915-850-0900 - Cell 915-540-8444 Great Regards. Dr. J

An Overview Look At Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Introduction

The gastrointestinal tract is part of the digestive system and its primary job is to make sure that the food is being consumed and digested to be turned into vitamins and nutrients for the body. The gastrointestinal tract also provides a protective layer in the intestinal permeability to prevent toxins and unwanted pathogens from leaking out of the gut and causing inflammation as well as other problems to the body. One of these pathogens is known as eosinophilic esophagitis and it can cause the gastrointestinal tract to be dysfunctional. In this article, we will be taking a look at what eosinophilic esophagitis is, its symptoms, and what kind of treatment to dampen its effects on the body. By referring patients to qualified and skilled providers who specialized in gastroenterology services. To that end, and when appropriate, we advise our patients to refer to our associated medical providers based on their examination. We find that education is the key to asking valuable questions to our providers. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC provides this information as an educational service only. Disclaimer

 

Can my insurance cover it? Yes, in case you are uncertain here is the link to all the insurance providers we cover. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900.

What Is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

 

In the digestive system, the esophagus’s main job is to make sure that when a person eats the food, the consumed food is traveling down to the stomach to be fully digested into nutrients for the body. When there are unwanted pathogens that start to cause damage to the esophagus, it is known as eosinophilic esophagitis. Research studies have shown that eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune disease that is often characterized by a dense eosinophilic infiltrate into the esophagus. Some of the factors that can cause eosinophilic esophagitis to occur in the throat are:

  • Genes
  • Allergies
  • Mast cells
  • Acid reflux

Other research studies show that eosinophilic esophagitis causes eosinophil, a type of white blood cell to build up around the lining of the tube that connects the mouth to the esophagus. This build will cause injury or inflammation to the esophageal tissue, causing a person to have a difficult time swallowing their foods.

 

Related Posts

The Symptoms

Research studies have found that the pathophysiology of eosinophilic esophagitis has occurred as a result of immunogenic reactions to a variety of antigens that are most commonly found in the food that a person eats and the air they breathe. Since eosinophilic esophagitis is an immunogenic reaction, some of the symptoms can occur due to increased dietary exposure in infancy and youth all the way to adulthood. Other symptoms that can cause eosinophilic esophagitis to disrupt the esophagus can be the frequent use of antibiotics to alter the immune system and the gut flora. Other research studies have shown that the other symptoms that eosinophilic esophagitis causes in the throat and esophagus include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Chest pains
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Acute GI infections trigger chronic systemic diseases via SIBO, inflammation, autoimmunity, etc.

Another symptom that eosinophilic esophagitis causes are an increased intestinal permeability introduces larger antigens resulting in increased eos & MCs, while also causing an increase in ileal lymphoid follicles and interaction with food antigens & bacteria in the body.


An Overview On Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune disease that causes inflammation in the lining of the throat and the esophagus (the stomach). Some of the symptoms that eosinophilic esophagitis causes are trouble swallowing, acute GI infections, and many more. The treatments that can dampen the progression of eosinophilic esophagitis include an elimination diet, immunotherapy, and medication.


How To Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Since eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune disease that causes inflammation in the lining of the throat and the esophagus. Research studies have found that numerous therapies for individuals that are suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis by including proton pump inhibitors, elimination diets, and topical corticosteroids that are effective and can reverse tissue fibrosis as well as decrease food impactions. Utilizing these therapeutic treatments to reverse the effects of eosinophilic esophagitis on individuals can help them recover and get their lives back together.

 

Elimination Diet

The elimination diet has been known to help individuals get their health back by eliminating certain foods that they might be sensitive to. For individuals that are suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis can use the elimination diet to help dampen the inflammatory effects that are affecting the throat and esophagus lining. Research studies have found that there 3 different approaches when it comes to treating eosinophilic esophagitis. The first approach is the elimination diet where the food allergens are removed and individuals have to consume an aminoacid-based formula to meet their nutritional needs. This will cause all the eosinophils to be eliminated and the inflammation to be resolved, while slowly re-introducing the foods one at a time to identify the individual’s food triggers.

 

The second approach is the 6-food elimination diet where individuals eliminate the 6 most common food allergens (milk, wheat, soy, egg, nuts, and fish) out of their system for 6 weeks and add them back in one at a time to identify the allergen that is causing eosinophilic esophagitis to react. The third and final approach is a skin patch test to identify the food allergen and eliminate them as part of the treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis.

 

Immunotherapy

 

Research studies have found that aeroallergens may have played a causative role in the development of eosinophilic esophagitis. For healthcare providers to utilize immunotherapy to dampen the effects of aeroallergens like pollen and dust mites that have entered the body and cause eosinophilic esophagitis to form. Individuals that are suffering from these allergens will find that immunotherapy can help them reduce their allergies and reduce the inflammation of the throat and esophagus. Another was that immunotherapy is beneficial for dampening the effects of eosinophilic esophagitis is that when it is injected into the body and downregulates the Th2 inflammation mediators that are causing the individual pain.

 

Conclusion

Therefore, eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune disease that causes inflammation in the throat and esophagus lining. This immune disease is caused by allergens, genetics, and other factors that a person is suffering from, and the therapeutic treatments can help dampen the inflammatory effects. Utilizing the elimination diet and immunotherapy can help individuals find out what allergens are causing eosinophilic esophagitis to cause havoc in their bodies. Once they eliminate the source of their allergens, they can continue on their wellness journey pain-free.

 

References

Cianferoni, Antonella, and Jonathan M Spergel. “Immunotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” Immunotherapy, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4697927/.

D’Alessandro, Alessandra, et al. “Eosinophilic Esophagitis: From Pathophysiology to Treatment.” World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 15 Nov. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4644879/.

Gonsalves, Nirmala P, and Seema S Aceves. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2020, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31910983/.

Gonsalves, Nirmala. “Dietary Therapy for Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Millennium Medical Publishing, Apr. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4836598/.

Medical Professional, Cleveland Clinic. “ESOINOPHILIC Esophagitis: Symptoms & Treatment.” Cleveland Clinic, 10 Mar. 2021, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14321-eosinophilic-esophagitis.

Roussel, Jordan M., and Sudha Pandit. “Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” StatPearls [Internet]., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 14 Aug. 2021, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459297/.

Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Sept. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eosinophilic-esophagitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20372197.

Disclaimer

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "An Overview Look At Eosinophilic Esophagitis" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, or licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Blog Information & Scope Discussions

Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez DC or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
My Digital Business Card

Again  We Welcome You¸

Our Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training, and Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises, and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapists, and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, unwanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

Join us in improving your health for you and your family.

It’s all about: LIVING, LOVING & MATTERING!

Welcome & God Bless

EL PASO LOCATIONS

East Side: Main Clinic*
11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste 128
Phone: 915-412-6677

Central: Rehabilitation Center
6440 Gateway East, Ste B
Phone: 915-850-0900

North East Rehabilitation Center
7100 Airport Blvd, Ste. C
Phone: 915-412-6677

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM, IFMCP, ATN, CCST
My Digital Business Card

Clinic Location 1

Address: 11860 Vista Del Sol Dr Suite 128
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone
: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
WebDrAlexJimenez.com

Clinic Location 2

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
WebElPasoBackClinic.com

Clinic Location 3

Address: 1700 N Zaragoza Rd # 117
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
WebChiropracticScientist.com

Just Play Fitness & Rehab*

Address: 7100 Airport Blvd, Suite C
El Paso, TX 79906
Phone: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
WebChiropracticScientist.com

Push As Rx & Rehab

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
EmailSend Email
WebPushAsRx.com

Push 24/7

Address: 1700 E Cliff Dr
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
EmailSend Email
WebPushAsRx.com

EVENTS REGISTRATION: Live Events & Webinars*

(Come Join Us & Register Today)

No Events Found

Call (915) 850-0900 Today!

Rated Top El Paso Doctor & Specialist by RateMD* | Years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

Best Chiropractor In El Paso

Scan QR Code Here - Connect Here With Dr. Jimenez Personally

Qrcode Chiropractor
Dr. Jimenez QR Code

Additional Online Links & Resources (Available 24/7)

  1. Online Appointments or Consultations:  bit.ly/Book-Online-Appointment
  2. Online Physical Injury / Accident Intake Form:  bit.ly/Fill-Out-Your-Online-History
  3. Online Functional Medicine Assessment:  bit.ly/functionmed

Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM, IFMCP, ATN, CCST
My Digital Business Card

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "An Overview Look At Eosinophilic Esophagitis" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, or licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Blog Information & Scope Discussions

Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez DC or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
My Digital Business Card