What's the Treatment for Schatzki Ring?

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How to treat Schatzki ring?

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A Schatzki ring refers to the narrowing of the lower esophagus (food pipe), which can result in dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing). In order to treat it, the patient need go through the following procedures.
  • Dilation therapy. This procedure uses an instrument to manually expand the narrowed area via balloon or bougie dilators.
  • Acid suppression therapy. When doctors relate the condition with gastroesophageal reflux disease, this therapy may ease the symptoms.
  • Occasionally, there is need for open surgery.
  • Home remedy, which means changes in eating patterns. It’s more helpful to eat in a small amount, take in slowly and chew thoroughly before swallowing.
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