If the epithelial layer of the mucous tissue of the upper digestive tract begins to intensely keratinize, then they talk about the development of esophageal leukoplakia. At the initial stage of the disease, a dense plaque is formed, which lends itself to removal and is practically not accompanied by signs of an inflammatory process.
With a diaphragmatic hernia or hiatal hernia, the diagnosis can be formulated as a sliding hernia of the esophagus. Obviously, a simplified name that is descriptive is more understandable for patients.
Many people are familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of irritation, burning along the esophagus: it is about heartburn. The problem may occur when eating spicy or fried foods, fast food, after overeating, and even after excessive physical activity.