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Do We Gain Weight After Treatment For Achalasia
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25. Diagnosed with Achalasia 5yrs ago, had 2 Hellers Myotomys & 2 Botox treatments. Do I have a higher risk of cancer in the oesophagus?
I've just been diagnosed with achalsia and I have read all about the procedures and so on. What I need help with is gaining my weight back to normal.
More cals: work with ur GI md and u will gain wt. when ur able to eat more and take more Calories ...Read more
Achalasia can be bad: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. This is not something you should ignore or that fixes with herbs. ...Read more
Achalasia vs. GERD: In achalasia, the muscles of the esophagus don't push food down and the lower esophageal sphincter (les) doesn't open to allow food to enter to stomach. Treatment is with endoscopic dilation or surgical cutting of the les. Gerd occurs when the les is abnormal (weak) and allows stomach juices to wash up into the esophagus. Treatment is with antacid medications or surgical reinforcement of the les. ...Read more
Hard question: Although there is no definite cure, several therapies have been shown to be effective - dilation of the esophagus, certain medications such as nitroglycerine, Nifedipine may be helpful and finally if all fails, especially esophageal dilations, surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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