Esophagitis

Normal esophagus compared to esophagitis

Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Esophagitis can be painful and can make it hard to swallow.

Current as of: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Peter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology