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Esophageal Stricture Secondary To Gerd


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I am 90% SC(93 technically). I am SC for GERD/IBS at 30%. I filed a claim for ES secondary to GERD back in 11/2013.

Does having your Esophagus dialated constitute a diagnosis of ES? Part of my claim for GERD was dysphagia. I have also read that GERD causes ES. Just wanted to get thoughts on getting SC for ES.

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"Part of my claim for GERD was dysphagia. I have also read that GERD causes ES. Just wanted to get thoughts on getting SC for ES."

There is definitely a connection and I think we have one or two ES vets here who also have gerd.

But in this fairly recent BVA case, the rating criteria is there and it seems the dysphagia and dilation was limped in with the rating.

http://www.va.gov/vetapp13/Files2/1310867.txt

Best to check out the VA Schedule of Ratings here to see what you need medically for a higher rating.

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I have been rated 30% percent for GERD. All that ES and dysphagia is rated in part with the 30%. Be careful when you are requesting for an increase because you can get reduce. If you have 30% for GERD LEAVE IT ALONE. FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO GET YOU TO THE 95%-100%.

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I started out with 30% for Gerd and stricture. Then I developed a Hiatal Hernia which increased me to 60%. Let me tell you this, having this condition is no joke. It limits what you eat, when you eat and so forth. My quality of life is not good because you belch all the time,have substernal pain, then I developed asthma secondary to this. I developed this from when I was in the Navy and had to eat fast all the time never able to digest food properly. Then on my exit physical before I got out, I complained. Good thing I did then because trying to prove this is a headache if you dont have a paper trail. Good luck to you and fight it when you have to.

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