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What causes esophagus spasms??

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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