Erosive Esophagitis (EE) Damage
Stomach acid is harsh, and the lining of your esophagus is delicate. That's why
you may experience heartburn when acid backs up (refluxes) into your esophagus.
If acid reflux continues without being treated, it can cause tissue damage over
time in the lining of the esophagus, resulting in a condition called erosive esophagitis.
If erosive esophagitis is present, there can be breaks or erosions in the lining
of the esophagus. EE is a potentially serious condition, but with treatment, the
erosions can heal.
What you should know about erosive esophagitis
- Only a doctor can tell if you have erosions in the esophagus and how serious they
are. You can't tell solely by how you feel
- Even if your heartburn pain is only mild, you could have acid reflux damage
- Nexium can heal damage that acid reflux disease may cause.
Most erosions in the esophagus heal in about 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with Nexium may vary.
Learn more about how Nexium heals
Remember, only your doctor can determine if you have acid reflux disease or erosive
esophagitis and prescribe an appropriate treatment. So make an appointment to talk
with your doctor, and ask if Nexium may be right for you.
Learn how acid reflux can cause damage
See how erosions in the esophagus can get worse over time.