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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?
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
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
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 progressive disorder of the esophagus in which the esophagus no longer has the ability to push food into the stomach and at the same time, the lower esophageal sphincter pressure is increased. The most common symptoms are difficulty swallowing and regurgitation. Symptoms may be confused with gerd. Diagnosis is made with endoscopy, x-rays, and esophageal manometry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Achalasia symptoms: Difficulty swallowing regurgitation reflux weight loss vomiting endoscopy is performed to exclude a malignancy of the esophagus. X-rays often demonstrate a narrowing or birds beak of the distal esophagus. Manometry is diagnostic. Laparoscopic surgery with a heller myotomy is highly effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Motor disorder: Achalasia is a motor disorder of the esophagus. Achalasia is characterized by two things: 1) failure of relaxation of the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach when swallowing, 2) no normal mobement of the esophagus. Best treatment is minimal invasive surgery (or robotic) cutting muscle and a partial "wrap" procedure called heller myotomy with fundoplication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiospasm is also known as Esophageal achalasia. Cardiospasm (also known as achalasia), is a problem with the esophagus where the connection between the esophagus and the stomach remains contracted and tight. This prevents the normal passage of swallowed food from entering the stomach, causing chest pain ...Read more
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