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Last Updated: 05 May 2022
esophagus showing achalasia "esophagus showing achalasia", by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Drawing of the esophagus showing achalasia with the esophagus, diaphragm, contracted muscle, and trapped food labeled....

The tube that lugs food from the mouth to the stomach is the esophagus or food pipe. Achalasia makes it harder for the esophagus to move food into the stomach. There is a muscle ring at the point where the esophagus and stomach meet. Normally, this muscle mass kicks back when you ingest to allow food to pass into the stomach. Furthermore, the normal muscle mass task of the esophagus is lowered or lacking. Other issues can cause comparable symptoms, such as cancer of the esophagus or top stomach, and a parasite infection that causes Chagas disease. Heartburn of food; Chest pain, which might increase after eating, or might be felt as pain in the back, neck, and arms; Cough; Difficulty swallowing solids and liquids; Heartburn; Unintentional weight management; A ring of muscle mass at the end of the food pipeline after that relaxes to allow food into the stomach. In achalasia, the muscle mass in the oesophagus do not contract properly and the ring of muscle mass can stop working to open effectively, or does closed in all. Not every person with achalasia will have symptoms. Most people with achalasia will discover it challenging to ingest food or drink. Symptoms of achalasia may begin at any time of life. Lasting untreated achalasia very somewhat increases the risk of developing cancer of the gullet. You will be referred to medical facility to have some tests if your General practitioner believes you have achalasia from your symptoms.

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