Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diet Overview

The allergy evaluation for eosinophilic esophagitis (EE or EoE) has been discussed in a previous sections. Once the allergy evaluation is complete, then families need to discuss with their doctors about dietary strategies for treatment of EE.

There are 3 main dietary treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis

– Specific food elimination diet OR food restriction/avoidance diet
– Six food empiric elimination diet OR common food allergen diet
– Elemental diet with an hypoallergenic amino-acid based formula

Keep in mind that there is no one best treatment method for every person with eosinophilic esophagitis. A discussion with your treating doctor is needed to come up with a best plan for you. These dietary treatments are not necessarily exclusive, and ultimately may be a blend of these diets, and may include some type of EE medications.

Regardless of the mode of dietary therapy used – the decision should involved your medical team including gastroenterologist, allergists, and dietician. A follow-up endoscopy is usually required to evaluate the health of the esophagus on diet therapy since EE patients can experience significant relief of symptoms while having persistent and significant esophageal inflammation.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diets: Specific Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diets: Six Food Elimination Diet

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diets: Elemental Formula Diet

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