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What leads to diffuse esophageal spasm?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you 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.

In brief: Do you 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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