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My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

Do U have Achalasia: 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. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. ...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


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What is the esophagus?

What is the esophagus?

Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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What is barrett's esophagus?

What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes esophagus spasms??

What causes esophagus spasms??

Be sure of diagnosis: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Highly inconvenient : Not life threatening but could indicate significant underlying reflux ...Read more

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Where does the esophagus start?

Where does the esophagus start?

Esophagus: The upper esophagus starts around the area at the bottom of the neck where the 2 collar bones meet. ...Read more

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How do you clean out your esophagus?

Esophagus: The esophagus cleans itself out and does not need any help to do so. It usually only takes a few minutes for food to traverse the esophagus. It is generally empty most of the time. If you're having any problems clearing food from your esophagus, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do we take care of our esophagus?

Limit reflux: Mrandy, To best take care of the esophagus, you need to limit acid refluxing from the stomach. First, avoid smoking and alcohol. Second, limit caffeine. None is best, 1-2 servings per day is ok. Third, if you have heartburn or acid reflux symptoms, visit your doctor and get on a H2 blocker (like pepcid) or a PPI (like prilosec), and your esophagus should last a lifetime. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

See your doc: It is unclear of how you think this has happened but need to see a physician for the diagnosis. Need either an upper endoscopy or x-rays called an UGI to reveal further what is going on. Eliminate for now any alcohol or caffeine until this is evaluated. ...Read more

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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

Metaplastic change: Dr edmison is correct. The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma. ...Read more

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