While many people look forward to Super Bowl Sunday as a time to party with friends and family, for those living with gastrointestinal symptoms, like difficulty swallowing, or a condition like Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), food-centric social events can bring high anxiety. In this episode one of our favorite Registered Dietitians, Beth Rosen, joins us with some insights on EoE, including symptoms that could be triggered by your favorite superbowl foods. She also share tips for enjoying food-centric social events, like Superbowl parties, and explains some of the warning signs of symptoms for those of us who may be struggling with an undiagnosed gastrointestinal condition like EoE, and why it’s important to see a gastroenterologist.
Patients have told us they often feel lonely when they or a loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic gastrointestinal condition, such as an eosinophilic disorder like eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We invited Mary Jo Strobel, the Executive Director of The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (Apfed), to help address this major patient and caregiver stressor: “Where can I go for support and resources and connect with others going through similar health journeys?” Mary Jo explains all the resources Apfed has available to patients as well as parents navigating an eosinophilic disorder for their children.