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What Symptoms Do People With Cardiospasm Usually Have
Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Coronary spasm: The problem with coronary spasm is that you can't prove its absence, you can only (sometimes) prove its presence. Thus, anyone with any form of chest pain could be diagnosed with "coronary spasm" however, as invasive cardiologist, in my experience, it's relatively rare, especially when one considers how very common a complaint chest pain is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporary narrowing: Temporary narrowing of blood vessel to heart causing obstruction of blood flow and chest pain. Usually resolves with nitroglycerine. The condition is called prinzmetal angina and is diagnosed by abnormal ekg showing st segment elevation when you are having chest pain but resolved within a few minutes, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio Spasm: Are you talking about coronary artery spasm? If not, i don't know what you are referring to... Either way, natural remedies may work... If you are willing to take a chance and find out for yourself.. Unfortunately there are no objective, scientific studies demonstrating such efficacy. One life, one chance, the choice is yours! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In the past 3 months I have had the symptoms of Achalasia about 6 times. NMot being able to swallow is not consistent. Can it be something else? Thx
Variable symptoms: Achalasia may have variable symptoms, especially early on in its course. The esophagus does not empty its content into the stomach readily. Symptoms can include intermittent difficulty with swallowing, heartburn, regurgitation, reflux, vomiting, choking, coughing, and even chest pain, often with different degrees of severity. There could be other conditions, especially if symptoms are different. ...Read more
Do you have to have difficulty swallowing if you have esophageal achalasia? What are all the symptoms?
Yes: Achalasia is a when the lower esophageal sphincter muscle incompletely relaxes and doesn't allow food or fluid to pass easily. Achalasia is characterized by difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, and sometimes chest pain. It is diagnosed with esophageal manometry or pressure study or barium swallow test. Treated with dilation, Botox injection or a heller myotomy "cutting of the muscle.". ...Read more
Could chest pain 30 min after eating, 20ibs weight loss, and regurgitation and aspiration be Achalasia? Was Dx with EOE, but symptoms don't fit.
Get scoped: It could be either of these or something else. That weight loss bothers me. Somebody needs to take a look. ...Read more
I ve been diagnosed with achalasia, told I need surgery, but have gerd symptoms....regurgitation of stomach acid & food ,causing swallow problems?
Yes: if you indeed have achalasia, you may feel reflux, regurgitation of food, etc, but this is because the food, saliva, or anything that is swallowed does not go down from the esophagus to the stomach. Usually once down into the stomach it is difficult for anything to reflux back up into esophagus when you have achalasia ...Read more
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: It is a motility disorder of the esophagus when the distal esophagus at the junction with the stomach can not relax, therefore difficult to pass solids and liquids into the stomach. See full info educational info at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/achalasia and/or http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/achalasia/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Manometry definition: these are definitions to characterize achalasia (a disorder of esophagus where contraction wave is absent and the lower sphincter does not relax): Type1 has minimal contractions, Type2 intermittent contractions, Type3 spastic contractions. Success rates of treatment differ as replied in prior question. I'm happy to consult as I would highly recommend followup at major specialized expert center ...Read more
Communicate: Feelings often don't make sense. Achalasia is a life-threatening illness and is not a reason to be angry. There must be something else going on. If you need to write us, it's time to sit down together with someone the two of you trust -- pastor, physician, friend, whoever is right -- and get the channels of communication open again. ...Read more
Yes.: I have a patient that suffers from barrett's esophagus, achalasia and such severe gerd that he has had two operations bringing the stomach up into the chest cavity and forming a new ring lower down in the stomach. Despite this and medications, he continues to suffer episodes of regurg, vomiting, aspiration. Now he is getting Botox injections into lower esophagus to paralyze nerves. Next? Who knows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjunct only: Achalasia is life-threatening short-term. If you've been offered definitive treatment, take it. Don't waste time or focus on herbal / pop / health-food-store alternatives. If you have an evidence-based holist in your area, you may get some recommendations for discomfort after treatment. ...Read more
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