KEY PHRASES & TERMS
What pops out immediately is “severe inflammation seen in esophagus.”
Google and a page by Johns Hopkins have been helpful in learning more, translating the doctor-ese to modern American English.
“Focal reactive gastropathy”
|Reactive gastropathy, also chemical gastropathy, is an abnormality in the stomach caused by chemicals, e.g. bile, alcohol, and characteristically has minimal inflammation.|
“Inflamed squamous and glandular mucosa with reactive changes”
This means that I have GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux. I have been prescribed omeprazole to treat it, which I hope helps. It’s been getting progressively worse. I had been dealing with it by using chewable antacid tablets, which isn’t enough to help the esophagus heal.
“Reactive squamous mucosa with focally increased intraepithelial eosinophils”