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Dr. Jeffrey Duman
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Esophageal Disorders (Overview)

An esophageal disorder is a condition in which a person has problems affecting his esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. Other problems include esophageal muscle spasms, cancers, birth defects, etc...


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What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

Cancer of lining: This is cancer of the lining of your swallowing tube or esophagus. This canne diagnosed in several ways, usually best by endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Duman
7 doctors shared insights

Esophageal Disorders (Overview)

An esophageal disorder is a condition in which a person has problems affecting his esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. Other problems include esophageal muscle spasms, cancers, birth defects, etc...


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What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

A few possibilities: Are you sure it is your esophagus? Pain coming from the heart can mimic esophageal pain, and should be excluded. Esophageal reflux can cause burning in the chest or throat, esophageal spasm can cause chest discomfort-. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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What are the symptoms of an esophageal tear?

What are the symptoms of an esophageal tear?

Let me explain: The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth with the stomach. When a tear occurs in this tube, the condition is known as esophageal rupture. A rupture allows food or fluids to leak into the chest and cause severe lung problems.The most common symptoms of the condition include: mild to severe chest pain nausea vomiting, sometimes with blood in the vomit fast breathing fever. ...Read more

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What should I bring along to do a esophageal pH test?

What should I bring along to do a esophageal pH test?

Don't eat !: Whether your pH test involves placement on your esophagus of a bravo pH probe or passage of a impedance pH probe into your esophagus it is important to follow your doctor's pre-procedure prep instructions. Generally, the tests are done on an empty stomach. Your doctor may ask you to take your acid-blocker drugs as usual, or he/she may want the test performed without such drugs in your system. ...Read more

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What are the tests for esophageal atresia?

What are the tests for esophageal atresia?

Esophageal atresia: Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect. Feeding the affected infant leads to choking, coughing and blue spells. Tests used to diagnose esophageal atresia include inability to pass a small feeding tube from the nose or mouth into the stomach. A plain x-ray of the esophagus may show air in the "pouch" of the atretic portion and coiled up feeding tube in that portion. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

Muscle coordination: The esophagus is just a long muscle. There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more