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A 40-year-old member asked:

what are symptoms of achalasia?

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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Thoracic Surgery 26 years experience
Difficulty swallowin: With both solid and liquids, and usually throwing up undigested food. Of course similar symptoms can be caused other conditions as well, including esophageal cancer, so proper work up is required.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Dysphagia: This is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Slow eating, being the last one at the table, and weight loss are also common. Intermittent chest pain can also occur from spasm. It is also common to have the sensation that the food is sitting in the chest, not going in to the stomach. Bad breath can also occur due to food staying the esophagus for a prolonged period of time.

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A 54-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of cardiospasm.?

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Caurse of ACS: Coronary spasm is a frequent cause of acs and should regularly be considered as a differential diagnosis. Coronary spasm could be documented in nearly 50% of the patients tested by ach.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I've got cardiospasm. Now what?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Cardiospasm?: This is not a medical term so i'm not sure what you have, but if you mean "coronary artery spasm, " the treatment is calcium channel blockers and nitrates.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 52 years experience
Chest pain: "cardiospasm" usually refers to spasm of the esophagus, which can produce chest pain very similar to the pain of a heart attack. It is often a diagnosis only made when heart attack has been ruled out by testing. Clues can be trouble swallowing or relation of the pain to meals. It is wiser to be safe than sorry and be checked promptly.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What's a simple way to say what cardiospasm really is?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Temporary narrowing: Temporary narrowing of blood vessel to heart causing obstruction of blood flow and chest pain. Usually resolves with nitroglycerine. The condition is called prinzmetal angina and is diagnosed by abnormal ekg showing st segment elevation when you are having chest pain but resolved within a few minutes, .
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of achalasia?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Achalasia: This is a narrowing of the esophagus which can be very painful. It is usually associated with painful and difficult swallowing of both food and liquids. Sometimes it can be treated by dilating the esophagus to reduce the pain and narrowing. You should see a gastroenterologist for further treatment.

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