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Eosinophilia, swallowing disorder. What could be the reason?

When visiting my children in Crested Butte CO. I get sick during the stay. I am 65 and have eosinophilia and some swallowing disorders occasionally. I do very well at home but could the high altitude be affecting my system there? It seems like some part of a 4-6 day stay I am ill with vomiting or dirahrea and have difficulty swallowing my vitamins .
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Since you have swallowing difficulty, you need evaluation with an upper GI endoscopy as the reason could be an obstruction due to growth in the food pipe.
Sometimes it may be due to motility disorder which affects the contraction of the foodpipe. Esophageal manometry has to be done to rule this out.
Since you have eosinophila also, eosinophilic esophagitis is another possibility ( though it is more common in children).
Discuss with your doctor about these possibilities and the tests.
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