Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Everything You Need To Know About!

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Everything You Need To Know About!

Eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE is a chronic immune system disease wherein a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) develops in the lining of the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth to your stomach. This buildup, a response to food sources, allergens, or indigestion, can harm the esophageal tissue. 

Harmed esophageal tissue can prompt trouble gulping or block the food from getting stuck when swallowing. 

According to Ayurveda, an important disease preventive idea has been depicted, known as "Satmya."

Certain factors that are liable for setting off the over-creation of eosinophils are:

Excessive consumption of sour or hot food in daily diet.

  • Acidity 
  • Sleeping during the afternoon 
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight 
  • Skin problems like dermatitis


As per Ayurveda, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, dosha imbalance can cause EOE or Eosinophilic esophagitis. There is research ongoing about the root cause of this disease. However, it is susceptible that genetic factors can be the cause.


Who is at the risk of being affected by Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

  • There is a risk in those with asthma, hypersensitive rhinitis, Cirrhosis of liver, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Allergic to certain food items, Drug side effects and dermatitis patients.
  • Hereditary connection with EoE.
  • EoE commonly affects males, usually after the age of 40.
  • Changes in your stomach microbiota may increase the risk of immune dysfunction, driving EoE development. 


Symptoms of Eosinophilic esophagitis

Common symptoms of EoE include:

  • Trouble swallowing food
  • Breathlessness
  • Acid reflux
  • Stomach-ache 
  • Chest-ache
  • Prolonged chewing
  • Food impaction
  • Need to drink water frequently 
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss


Treatment Of Eosinophilic Esophagitis or EoE in Ayurveda

Treatment of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) relies upon its causes. In Modern science, the specialist might suggest Anti-parasitic medications and use steroids like prednisone. This medication might treat you, yet there might be chances of unfortunate side effects. 

Ayurveda is a science in light of the treatment which fixes the root cause by balancing the three doshas of the body, i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, with the assistance of a few dietary changes, herbal prescriptions, and Ayurveda therapy. 


Diet for Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Ayurveda

Based on tridosha predominance, the diet should be managed. In the case of Pitta predominance, the Pitta dosha placating diet is suggestive. In the case of Vata and Kapha dosha predominance, Vata and Kapha dosha pacifying diets are recommended.  

To know which dosha is aggravated in your body and causing you EoE. You might need to contact an Ayurveda specialist to know the root cause of the disease.


Can have- 


1 - Vata pacifying foods-

Vegetables: such as root vegetables, and green leafy vegetables; 

Grains and pulses: brown and white rice, Amaranth and rye, millet, mung beans, red and yellow lentils ; 

Fruits: all fruits including avocado, apricot, sweet grapes, sweet apple, pears, fresh figs and dates, berries.


2 - Pitta pacifying foods-

Vegetables: such as bitter gourd, french beans, bitter green kale, spinach have lots of chlorophyll in them are helpful ; 

Fruits: such as coconut, figs, apples, pears, resins, etc ; 

Spices: such as ground coriander, fresh cilantro, fennel, cumin, turmeric, dandelion and mint in your meals. 


3 - Kapha pacifying foods- 

Vegetables: such as mustard greens, parsely, radish, onion, garlic, asparagus, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, and sprouts ;

Fruits: such as raisins, peaches, apples, and pears ; 

Spices: such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, asafoetida, black pepper,  garlic, ajwain and bay leaf.


4 - Eating bitter neem leaves helps to balance aggravated Vata Dosha. 


5 - Consuming Red rice and Amalaki would be beneficial for EoE sufferers.


6 - Including a Vegetarian diet for the time of Ayurveda treatment would be effective for relieving the symptoms.


7- It is advised to eat warm or room temperature food.


Do not have 

Avoid hot and cold food and beverages.

  • Stay away from excessive sour, salty, sweet and spicy foods.
  • Stay away from overexertion and try not to take weighty burdens.
  • Try not to drink cold water and boiling water  (Normal room temperature water is great). 


Yoga for Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) 

  • Ustrasana
  • Pranayama
  • Bhujangasana and Pavanamuktasana asanas are beneficial for managing EoE.
  • The Asanas like Vajrasana and Shalabhasana are also highly suggested.


Panchkarma Therapy For Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Vamana (Therapeutic Vomiting)

Vamana implies remedial vomiting, which is a sedated emesis. This therapy is done for the aggravated Kapha dosha, which predominantly removes toxins from the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. 

This therapy is practiced for preventive and therapeutic purposes. It relieves all lung conditions, gastrointestinal diseases such as EoE,  skin diseases (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, leukoderma), cough, asthma, and difficulty in breathing. 


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Author of the Blog: Dr.Ronak Naik


Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram


Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd.