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Asthma of the oesophagus: the alarming rise of a rare inflammatory condition

February 13, 2024 10:23 AM | AAC (Administrator)

Shared from The Guardian

The little-known digestive disease is hard to diagnose but can affect swallowing and require emergency treatment.

Lisa Thornton was heavily pregnant and in her early 30s when she noticed the feeling of a blockage in her oesophagus, the muscular food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach. “At the time, I just thought it was just the pregnancy,” says Thornton, now 50, who lives in the New Forest in Hampshire. “I thought it was everything pushing up. But a few years later, things started to get worse.”

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