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Achalasia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 21st, 2020 - Overview Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass from the swallowing tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus) into your stomach. Achalasia occurs when nerves in the esophagus become damaged. As a result, the esophagus becomes paralyzed and dilated over time and eventually loses the ability to squeeze food down into the stomach. Food then collec...

Achalasia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 21st, 2020 - Achalasia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic's achalasia team includes doctors trained in digestive disorders (gastroenterologists). Specialists in the Esophageal Clinic are frequently involved in care. Having all of this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — care is discussed among the team, appointments are schedu...

Achalasia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 21st, 2020 - Diagnosis Achalasia can be overlooked or misdiagnosed because it has symptoms similar to other digestive disorders. To test for achalasia, your doctor is likely to recommend: Esophageal manometry. This test measures the rhythmic muscle contractions in your esophagus when you swallow, the coordination and force exerted by the esophagus muscles, and how well your lower esophageal sphincter relaxe...