Esophageal varices

  • Enlarged veins inside the lower part of the esophagus which connects the throat and stomach
  • Symptoms may include vomiting blood and distention of the abdomen
  • Cause may be due to liver disease, prolonged alcohol use, heart conditions or other factors
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe if stomach bleeding develops
  • Life threatening if left untreated

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

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