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Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility? Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat. Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet and maybe meds
A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis.
Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement.Fluids good.

In brief: Diet and maybe meds
A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis.
Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement.Fluids good.
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