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What Is The Best 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?
Achalasia a name for: a behavior, not the reality of what is happening. Except for heart, no muscle cells in body contract without 0.001 sec nerve impulses to each muscle cell releasing neurotransmitter to trigger activation & contraction. Meds do not address, much less solve the real problems which are brain+neuromuscular. Since this is too complex for disease medicine, Docs focus only on aspects of end body behavior. ...Read more
Idiopathic Gastroparesis and Achalasia: what is the best med to take for pain? I had my large intestine removed but pain also continues in low pelvis.
Specialist: This is a very complicated motility problem they can effect each other in negative way you need to see a GI or motility specialist good luck ...Read more
Should fundiplication be done? Manometry shows achalasia in 10 yr old grandson. Dr recommends cutting muscle along with fundiplication. Is that best?
You doc is right: Cutting the esophageal sphincter muscle, which is the primary and most definitive treatment for achalasia, usually causes reflux so a fundiplication should be done to prevent reflux. This is especially important in a 10 year old who, hopefully, has a lifetime to live with the adverse consequences of reflux. You have gotten good advice! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Achalasia: This is a disease where the nerves of the esophagus no longer function to coordinate the muscles to push down food, or send a signal to the lower valve of the esophagus at the entrance to the stomach to open an let the food in. Cause usually unknown. Most effective and most invasive treatment is surgically cutting the muscle of the valve, that can be done laparoscopically or endoscopically (poem). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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