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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

If medications fail: If medications fail, meaning the disease is refractor to maximal medical therapy, then a long esophageal myotomy, or cutting of the esophageal muscles can be performed. This can be performed either thoracoscopically, laparoscopically or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Diffuse Esophageal Spasm (Definition)

Is a term to define abnormal contraction of the esophagus during times that the individual is not eating. It could be triggered by food at temperature extremes and usually disappear spontaneously. When present on regular basis, it should be an indication for evaluation of acid reflux, connective tissue diseases ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

No pills: The only effective treatment is to open the lower esophageal valve by balloon dilation or surgically through the abdomen or the mouth (poem). Pills don't work, nor does botox. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal varices?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal varices?

Variety of things: Esophageal varices are dilated veins that form when the liver is damaged. When the liver is scarred blood flow "backs up" into nereby veins like those in the esophagus, they can then bleed. Therapy is aimed at lowering the bleeding risk. Medicines which lower the pressure in the veins ( beta blockers, nitrates) can help. So can procedures that divert blood flow from the liver ( "tips". ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

It depend: If the muscle torn from certain spot it may need surgical repair, other wise will treated with rest and pain medications'. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

Cigarettes: In addition to avoiding alcohol, cigarettes should be stopped. You need to get an answer to the question "why do I have chronic pancreatitis?" that may be more important than taking pills. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated. Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain treatment depends on where it is, what it is caused by and what you have done. There are pain medications, there are pain specialist, your primary can help, and you can also do alternative therapies of acupuncture, massage, rolfing, physical therapy, etc. Speak with your physician for the best path. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

Depends: In myotonia there can be increased muscle tone or deceased muscle tone. For patients with hypertonicity baclofan can be prescribed which is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

Treat rectal ulcers: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex... ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

Evaluation: If the swelling is due to infection and no abscess is present antibiotics are appropriate, hoiwever if there is an abscess or fistula, surgery is the treatment of choice. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

Antibiotics: Endomyometritis is an infection of the uterine muscle that occurs after childbirth in some cases, most commonly after cesarean. There is a less severe version called "endometritis" that is more common after vaginal delivery. Both are treated with antibiotics. In severe cases where there is fever or signs of sepsis, inpatient IV antibiotics may be required. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

Depends: Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help. Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

Depends...: Various tests can be done to see how severe the disease is and assess your oxygen level. Medicines include various inhalers like bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, pills like corticosteroids and even oxygen therapy, if your oxygen level is low enough. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further damage and allow for lung healing over time. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

Well...: Meds alone won't fix the problem. I usually treat bruxism with an anterior bite plane worn 24x7 for 2 weeks which then goes to night-time wear only after the first two weeks. I also usually prescribe a steroid (medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack) for the first week of therapy. This works 99% of the time. If that doesn't do the trick, there are other meds as a 2nd line therapy, . ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

If medications fail: If medications fail, meaning the disease is refractor to maximal medical therapy, then a long esophageal myotomy, or cutting of the esophageal muscles can be performed. This can be performed either thoracoscopically, laparoscopically or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with diffuse esophageal spasm. What does this mean?

Does Dad have DES?: Spastic motility disorders are defined by esophageal manometry, but the intermittent nature of these abnormalities like des frequently requires other esophageal tests before starting treatment. Of course, pain of des can mimic coronary artery disease sufficiently that a cardiac evaluation should first rule out heart & vessel problems. Also, address associated heartburn & irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diffuse esophageal spasm?

What is the definition or description of: diffuse esophageal spasm?

Esophageal spasm: Is a term to define abnormal contraction of the esophagus during times that the individual is not eating. It could be triggered by food at temperature extremes and usually disappear spontaneously. When present on regular basis, it should be an indication for evaluation of acid reflux, connective tissue diseases and some neurological conditions. ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with diffuse esophageal spasm. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

DES can be bad: Des is a motility disorder of esophageal function. The muscles of the esophagus forcibly tighten, typically unpredictably, resulting in severe chest pain. Distinguish this from situational esophageal spasm, "nutcracker esophagus", & of course non-esophageal causes of chest pain. She needs her gastroenterologist's advice about rx's to minimize attacks, where to go/ what to take when pain develops. ...Read more

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What leads to diffuse esophageal spasm?

True anomaly: This is a true abnormal condition or physiomechanics of the esophagus -- it is a rare condition-- and what most people experience is not a diffuse esophageal spasm but reflux esophagitis with spasm or cold induced transient esophageal contraction. ...Read more

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I've got diffuse esophageal spasm. What consequences should I be looking for?

Chest pain/dysphagia: Chest pain and/or difficulty swallowing and/or pain while swallowing. If you have barrett's esophagus, you're at risk for esophageal cancer. If you haven't had endoscopy yet (i assume you have since you know this diagnosis), you should see a gastroenterologist if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Is there often confusion between diffuse esophageal spasm and a heart disorder?

Is there often confusion between diffuse esophageal spasm and a  heart disorder?

Yes: And although diffuse esophageal spasm (des) can be quite uncomfortable, heart disease can be life threatening, and should be 'ruled out' by your md . Des is best diagnosed by doing an esophageal motility study, where we can measure the pressures created in your esophagus spontaneously and in response to a swallow. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for esophageal spasm?

Bicarb: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is the oldest, most "natural" treatment but there are so many better modern medicines, why would you want to keep suffering? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for esophageal spasm?

What is the best treatment for esophageal spasm?

Depends: If esophageal spasm is caused by acid reflux then antacids may help. Sometimes calcium channel blockers and nitrates. Botox injections have been used in severe cases. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

No pills: The only effective treatment is to open the lower esophageal valve by balloon dilation or surgically through the abdomen or the mouth (poem). Pills don't work, nor does botox. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal varices?

Variety of things: Esophageal varices are dilated veins that form when the liver is damaged. When the liver is scarred blood flow "backs up" into nereby veins like those in the esophagus, they can then bleed. Therapy is aimed at lowering the bleeding risk. Medicines which lower the pressure in the veins ( beta blockers, nitrates) can help. So can procedures that divert blood flow from the liver ( "tips". ...Read more

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Hi I'm not sure how to tell the difference in a palpitation and and a esophageal spasm. These feelings aren't really "painful" just very uncomfortable?

Get a monitor done: Best way is to have an event monitor done. You should take careful notes about your symptoms (spasm, palpitations) and time of day, so that your doctor can determine whether these correlate to an arrhythmia. The esophagus is in contact with the left atrium and spasms can produce the feeling of palpitation. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for esophageal spasm?

Spasm remedy: MAgnesium supplement of 400-800 daily. Mint tea, mint flavor in general ...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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Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

May be hard to tell: If the chest pain is caused by swallowing, especially something very hot or very cold, then most likely esophageal spasm. If the chest pain is caused by exertion, then most likely angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of esophageal spasm?

Chest pain: It can feel like heartburn, but many people describe a pain that is similar to "angina" (which is just latin for strangling). An unpleasant squeezing or tightness in the chest. It's sometimes relieved by a belch, or antacids. Drugs like nitrates and calcium channel blockers are also effective, but not uniformly so. Sometimes antidepressants (yes, those!) work to reduce the spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Esophageal Spasm (Definition)

A condition characterized by painful, abnormal muscle contractions that occur within the esophagus (the narrow, muscular tube that transports food and ...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