Erosive esophagitis can be a common side-effect of acid reflux disease and GERD. It is an inflammation that damages the tissue of the esophagus – the tube that delivers food between your mouth and your stomach. If left untreated, erosive esophagitis can lead to serious health issues, including certain types of cancers.
To successfully treat erosive esophagitis, it’s important to determine the root causes that may be causing the disease. Esophagitis is basically the result of acid backing up from the stomach and damaging the tissue of the esophagus. When you eat a meal, your body is not producing enough acid to break down, digest, and absorb the food and pass it into the small intestine.