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How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle coordination

The esophagus is just a long muscle.
There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle.

In brief: Muscle coordination

The esophagus is just a long muscle.
There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Some medicines can be offered to optimize esophageal function, particularly before meals. Please discuss the pros and cons of these drugs with your physician.
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nerves and muscles

Both make up the structure of the esophagus so a neuromuscular disorder often will effect swallowing.

In brief: Nerves and muscles

Both make up the structure of the esophagus so a neuromuscular disorder often will effect swallowing.
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
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Dr. Patricia Raymond
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Esoph motility stran

We dont have a lot of answers why esophageal motility gets strange, or how to specifically treat them, unless you have one of a few specific disorders.

In brief: Esoph motility stran

We dont have a lot of answers why esophageal motility gets strange, or how to specifically treat them, unless you have one of a few specific disorders.
Dr. Patricia Raymond
Dr. Patricia Raymond
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