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What is the difference between achalasia and gerd?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: A lot

Achalasia is a disease of the esophagus where the nerves coordinating function don't work, and the esophagus cannot properly propel food down to the stomach.
Gerd is a problem with the valve between the esophagus and stomach whereby it permits stomach contents into the esophagus.

In brief: A lot

Achalasia is a disease of the esophagus where the nerves coordinating function don't work, and the esophagus cannot properly propel food down to the stomach.
Gerd is a problem with the valve between the esophagus and stomach whereby it permits stomach contents into the esophagus.
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Cause and effect

Achalasia is a motility disorder in which the esophagus can't coordinate its muscles and trans port food corectly .
This can cause food to be stuck and regurgitation. Gerd is when gastic contents including acid can reflux back into the esophagus. The gerd can be caused by achalsia.

In brief: Cause and effect

Achalasia is a motility disorder in which the esophagus can't coordinate its muscles and trans port food corectly .
This can cause food to be stuck and regurgitation. Gerd is when gastic contents including acid can reflux back into the esophagus. The gerd can be caused by achalsia.
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