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Motility (Definition)

The ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. It can also refer to an organism's ability to move food through its ...Read more


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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 don't work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle. ...Read more

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Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder? E.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder? E.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. Stay upright for a hr or so. Keep the head end of bed raised 15-30 deg. Limit irretant, hot, spicy food. ...Read more

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I have slight esophagus motility problem caught in manometry (Taking librax). Is it safe to do weight lifting and running exercises with this disorder?

I have slight esophagus motility problem caught in manometry (Taking librax). Is it safe to do weight lifting and running exercises with this disorder?

Yes: However, if you are noticing more symptoms, either reflux like symptoms or difficulty with swallowing food, then you should lay off the weightlifting and consult your primary care doctor or your gastroenterologist before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stroke affect esophageal motility?

Can stroke affect esophageal motility?

Possible but: Not likely much of a contribution. As strokes do frequently cause swallowing problems but they tend to be of the type that involves the muscles of the tonge/back of the mouth/throat instead of the motility of the esophagus - that tends to be more of a complicated age related process. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of testing done, and I have bile reflux, weak les valve, and weak esophagus motility. Crying makes the muscles hurt around valve. Intraadominal pressure makes worse. Why?

I have had a lot of testing done, and I have bile reflux, weak les valve, and weak esophagus motility. Crying makes the muscles hurt around valve. Intraadominal pressure makes worse. Why?

Difficult: Why was the testing done, recurrent nausea, let's say. Are you crying all the time? Are you having insomnia, daytime fatigue and panic attacks? One good drug that if often overlooked is Mirtazapine before bed. It helps insomnia, nausea and mood. The's may help? I an not sure about the "valve" but let's say where your stomach and esophagus meet doesn't close well. Reflux is a problem, prilosec. ...Read more

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Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. Motility disorders?

Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. Motility disorders?

Need manometry: At this stage, you need high resolution manometry, probably best if done at academic medical center. ...Read more

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Any procedures for someone to stop reflux if they have weak les valve with some weak motility in esophagus. Regurdigation bad and I'm on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Any suggestions since reg. Surgery not an option.?

Any procedures for someone to stop reflux if they have weak les valve with some weak motility in esophagus. Regurdigation bad and I'm on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Any suggestions since reg. Surgery not an option.?

Options: There are some endoscopic procedures, the best of which is called stretta. If this doesn't work, there are a variety of surgical procedures to perform a fundoplication or place a magnet bracelet around the valve (linx). See e general or thoracic surgeon with experience in anti-reflux procedures to find out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Hi, I've chrons disease now 15 years. Can this have an effect on my sperm motility and morphology?

Maybe: If you are ill with any disease, then fertility could be impaired. Fevers and weight loss are the worst culprits for reducing fertility with chronic disease. Some medications (especially sulfa-based agents like sulfalazine) can also impair fertility. In the absence of these, fertility is remarkably robust. ...Read more

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What all can cause les motility disorders? Can exercising be one of the reasons?

What all can cause les motility disorders? Can exercising be one of the reasons?

Many things: You can discuss this with your gastroenterologist but I suspect this will be part of your own physiology. It appears it is related to reflux. Sometimes we can see you systemic medical conditions and this is something your gastroenterologist would look for. ...Read more

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Can frequent and excessive use of stimulant laxatives in a short time cause GI motility disorders?

Can frequent and excessive use of stimulant laxatives in a short time cause GI motility disorders?

Laxatives: Short answer is possibly as limited use should not cause severe problems. But if the underlying reason you are using stimulant laxative is a GI motility problem, then it might worsen that situation. Best to avoid frequent use and address underlying reasons for use. If it is related to an eating disorder, please get that addressed. ...Read more

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Please doctor this ma results and how is my chances of giving birth and am I fit to produce children. Motility. Active 50% sluggish 25% non motile 25%?

Please doctor this ma results and how is my chances of giving birth and am I fit to produce children. Motility. Active 50% sluggish 25% non motile 25%?

Likely: Normal sperm motility is usually > 50% but with 25-50% active, there is usually not a problem with fertility. Time to testing can affect results as well. Other factors important are the number of sperm and the appearance of the sperm. Normal is >20 million/ml. This varies somewhat from time betwen ejaculates. Until you are ready to have children, use protection with sex. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is gastro esophagus reflux disorder?

Sphincture failure: The failure of the sphincture at the bottom of the esophagus to prevent the return of food, acid, and liquid in the stomach from come back into the esophagus is the cause. The lining of the esophagus has symptoms (burning and pain) when exposed to the lower ph of the stomach acid. Additionally a hiatel hernis oftyen allows for acid reflux to occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Esophagus disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Esophagus disorders?

Esophageal disorders: ...are conditions that affect the first 40cm of the gut=the esophagus. These may include structural, motility, inflammatory, and infiltrative disorders. ...Read more

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Please help! I have barretts esophagus and an eating disorder?

Please help! I have barretts esophagus and an eating disorder?

Dangerous combo: Barrett's esophagus implies chronic inflammation and risk of cancer. If you're purging by vomiting, this is an even more dangerous situation. You need focused treatment of both your eating disorder and your esophagus. There are inpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs: http://tinyurl. Com/kyedojd a GI specialist needs to be part of your treatment team also please get started. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an esophagus disorder?

What sort of disorder is an esophagus disorder?

Swallowing: Esophageal disorders, and there are many, effect the acts related to swallowing. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids, reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me if there are any cures for gastro esophageal reflux disorder?

GERD: There is really no "cure" for gerd except for weight reduction and dietary modification. However, eating healthy and following good dietary measure is a good habit to get into anyway. Http://www. Laendo. Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more

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What's GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

What's GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

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Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?

Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?

Depends: On thr degree and severity of the reflux, the amount of acid reflux, the use of alcohol, aspirin or NSAIDS and the duration of symtoms. ...Read more

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Confusion between esophageal spasm or heart disorder?

Yes, lots: They are so similar there is an old fashioned diagnosis called "cardiospasm" for this, and also the stomach has a "cardia" so there has been confusion for a long time. Also they both can respond to nitroglycerine. You would have to be tested with ekg, possibly a stress test or an esophageal study to tell the difference. Try an antacid or antiflatulent (with simethicone) but don't risk guessing. ...Read more

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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

Pressure: More specifically, the particular type of eating disorder called bulimia is associated with a tear in the esophagus due the pressure from inducing vomiting. This can cause something called a mallory-weiss tear and can be fatal. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

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