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Oesophageal Varices

Information about Oesophageal Varices

We Have to Know about the Oesophageal Varices            

  • Bleeding esophageal varices result from dilated (wider than normal) veins in the walls of the lower part of the esophagus and sometimes the upper part of the stomach.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions   

  • If significant episodes of vomiting blood or black tarry stools occur.

Causes Oesophageal Varices            

  •  Chronic liver disease
  • Generally due to chronic alcoholism

Do’s and Don’ts – Oesophageal Varices

Signs & Symptoms of Oesophageal Varices

  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bloody stools
  • Decreased urine output
  • Symptoms of chronic liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
  • Excessive thirst
  • Paleness
  • Light-headedness

Medical advice for Oesophageal Varices

  • If there are blood vomitings

Risk factors of Oesophageal Varices

  • Chronic alcoholism

Treatment for Oesophageal Varices

  •  Ballooning tamponade
  • Endoscopic control
  • Medications

Self-care for Oesophageal Varices

Investigations for Oesophageal Varices

  • Endoscopy
 
Treatment for Oesophageal Varices
Medical advice for Oesophageal Varices