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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

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 dont 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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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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Ways to improve sperm volume and motility?

Ways to improve sperm volume and motility?

Correctable cause?: If the results are low on two tests, you should be evaluated for a cause. A physical exam along with testing for endocrine abnormalities are necessary. The most common finding would be a varicocele (15%), which can be corrected and may return normal numbers of sperm. Heat exposure (fever, hot baths) can cause this. For hormonal problems, stimulation of sperm production with medicines might work. ...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