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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cardiospasm (Overview)

Cardiospasm = regurgitation or difficulty swallowing due to lack of relaxation of muscle fibers in lower end of esophagus.


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

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

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, . ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cardiospasm (Overview)

Cardiospasm = regurgitation or difficulty swallowing due to lack of relaxation of muscle fibers in lower end of esophagus.


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What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

No pills: The only effective treatment is to open the lower esophageal valve by balloon dilation or surgically through the abdomen or the mouth (poem). Pills don't work, nor does botox. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

Swallowing normally: The goal of treatment for achalasia is to improve swallowing and avoid complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. The newest, and likely most effective treatment is per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem). This is offered in springfield, ma, chicago, portland, or, san diego, and long island to name most of the centers performing this procedure. ...Read more

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I've got cardiospasm. Now what?

I've got cardiospasm. Now what?

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. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiospasm.?

Coronary spasm: The problem with coronary spasm is that you can't prove its absence, you can only (sometimes) prove its presence. Thus, anyone with any form of chest pain could be diagnosed with "coronary spasm" however, as invasive cardiologist, in my experience, it's relatively rare, especially when one considers how very common a complaint chest pain is. ...Read more

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

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, . ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for cardiospasm work?

Do natural remedies for cardiospasm work?

Cardio Spasm: Are you talking about coronary artery spasm? If not, i don't know what you are referring to... Either way, natural remedies may work... If you are willing to take a chance and find out for yourself.. Unfortunately there are no objective, scientific studies demonstrating such efficacy. One life, one chance, the choice is yours! ...Read more

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What is achalasia?

Achalasia: This is a progressive disorder of the esophagus in which the esophagus no longer has the ability to push food into the stomach and at the same time, the lower esophageal sphincter pressure is increased. The most common symptoms are difficulty swallowing and regurgitation. Symptoms may be confused with gerd. Diagnosis is made with endoscopy, x-rays, and esophageal manometry. ...Read more

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What is achalasia?

Achalasia: It is a motility disorder of the esophagus when the distal esophagus at the junction with the stomach can not relax, therefore difficult to pass solids and liquids into the stomach. See full info educational info at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/achalasia and/or http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/achalasia/. ...Read more

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What is achalasia ?

Motor disorder: Achalasia is a motor disorder of the esophagus. Achalasia is characterized by two things: 1) failure of relaxation of the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach when swallowing, 2) no normal mobement of the esophagus. Best treatment is minimal invasive surgery (or robotic) cutting muscle and a partial "wrap" procedure called heller myotomy with fundoplication. ...Read more

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What is the achalasia?

Esophageal prob: Problem with the swallowing tube not working normally. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of achalasia?

Has anyone heard of achalasia?

Achalasia: This is a narrowing of the esophagus which can be very painful. Sometimes it can be treated by dilating the esophagus to reduce the pain and narrowing. You should see a gastroenterologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of achalasia?

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. ...Read more

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Any natural help with achalasia?

Any natural help with achalasia?

No: You would need to see a gastroenterologist/gi doctor and get an egd done(a video camera with a long flexible tube down the throat) to evaluate further. Sometimes it is treated with Botox injections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of achalasia?

Achalasia symptoms: Difficulty swallowing regurgitation reflux weight loss vomiting endoscopy is performed to exclude a malignancy of the esophagus. X-rays often demonstrate a narrowing or birds beak of the distal esophagus. Manometry is diagnostic. Laparoscopic surgery with a heller myotomy is highly effective treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me more about achalasia?

Certainly: Best treatment is an esophageal myotomy. It is a benign condition (non cancerous). ...Read more

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What is difference among type 1,2 & 3 achalasia?

Manometry definition: these are definitions to characterize achalasia (a disorder of esophagus where contraction wave is absent and the lower sphincter does not relax): Type1 has minimal contractions, Type2 intermittent contractions, Type3 spastic contractions. Success rates of treatment differ as replied in prior question. I'm happy to consult as I would highly recommend followup at major specialized expert center ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Esophageal Achalasia (Definition)

Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder. It is diagnosed by manometry, showing a lack of relaxation of the distal esophagus and decreased peristalsis. Primary achalasia (most common) is due to loss of inhibitory neurons in the distal esophagus. Secondary achalasia is caused by chagas disease. "pseudo-achalasia" is seen with cancers. Surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
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Achalasia (Definition)

Occurs when the muscle that makes up the esophagus spasms and contracts, which may cause chest pain, a feeling of "food being stuck in the throat", or regurgitation due to obstruction at the ...Read more