Achalasia (Cardiospasm)

About- Achalasia also known as esophageal achalasiaachalasia cardiaecardiospasm, and esophageal aperistalsis is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach.

Symptoms-

 Difficulty swallowing

 Backflow of the food in the throat

 Coughing and the risk of aspiration

 Inhaling or choking on food

 Intense pain or discomfort after eating

 Chest pain and discomfort

 Heartburn

 Weight loss

 
Causes-

Achalasia occurs because of the damaged nerve of the tube (esophagus) connecting mouth and stomach, due to that it loses flexibility and ability to squeeze food down. Actual causes are difficult to find sometime. It may be associated with

 Heredity
 A result of an autoimmune condition
 Esophageal cancer
 Rare parasitic infection

Specialists to visit-

 Gastroenterologist 
 General Surgeon
 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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