Former RHOD star Tiffany Moon slams RHOBH newbie Annemarie Wiley’s “disturbing” comments about Sutton Stracke’s esophagus disorder.
Annemarie made it seem that Sutton was over-dramatizing the seriousness of her esophagus issues.
“Narrow esophagus. That’s that’s a symptom of something. That’s not a medical diagnosis. If you have, like, a stricture in your esophagus, all you do is chew your food more. If you really have a problem, you go get treatment for that,” the RHOBH newbie told Sutton.
Sutton retorted: “Shall we go get my esophagus stretched altogether as a group.”
Days after the RHOBH episode aired, Real Housewives of Dallas alum Dr. Tiffany Moon, an anesthesiologist, blasted Annemarie for “weaponizing her medical profession to tell Sutton things about her own condition.”
On TikTok, Dr. Tiffany Moon said:
“The whole scene was kind of cringey to me. I don’t know what made her go at Sutton so hard, especially when it was her party. Like, I found that to be incredibly rude. But, yeah, let’s not weaponize our medical knowledge to come at people, especially when you’re wrong.”
She then explained the details of Sutton’s condition and how it can be treated:
“I’m gonna digress a little bit here and just talk about the esophagus. So, the esophagus exists For one reason, which is to get food from your mouth into your stomach.
It’s just like a long, narrow tube. Sometimes the esophagus can have a stricture, which is a narrowing, And it can be severe or it can be mild. The first symptom that patients usually present with is difficulty swallowing. So you don’t just Chew your food more. Like, a stricture is a stricture, and you can chew your food all you want, but unless you blend it into a smoothie, If your stricture is narrow, you’re gonna have, like, the feeling of some food stuck in your esophagus.
The most common cause is GERD, which is reflux disease, very common peptic ulcer disease, cancer, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Now, I specialize In thoracic anesthesia. So I’m very, very familiar with the procedures that we use to, um, dilate the narrowing. Basically, we put a scope down the patient’s mouth, go into the esophagus, and locate where the stricture is. And then, using a bougie, a balloon, or a guided wire, we are able to can’t open the structure a little bit more. I have done hundreds of these surgeries, and, um, it’s it’s a minor procedure. You do have to undergo general anesthesia for it most of the time.”
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