Esophageal Spasm (Including Achalasia And Jackhammer Esophagus) Quiz

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What is Esophageal Spasm (Including Achalasia And Jackhammer Esophagus)?

Esophageal spasms are painful contractions within the muscular tube connecting your mouth and stomach. This tube is called the esophagus.

Typical Symptoms of Esophageal Spasm (Including Achalasia And Jackhammer Esophagus)

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

  • Chest pain

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Sensation of pressure in the chest

  • Heartburn; painful burning feeling in the chest or throat

  • Chest tightness

  • Cough

  • Feeling breathless

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Esophageal Spasm (Including Achalasia And Jackhammer Esophagus)

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is swallowing difficult for you (e.g. with food or water)?

  • Do you have chest pain?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Do you feel pressure over your chest?

  • Are you experiencing heartburn?

Treatmentof Esophageal Spasm (Including Achalasia And Jackhammer Esophagus)

Your provider might recommend a proton pump inhibitor to treat GERD as this condition can be associated with esophageal spasms. Medications to relax the esophagus muscles can help reduce the sensation of pain. Some patients may require surgery or an endoscopic procedure if medications don't work.

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References

  • Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/esophageal-spasms/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372255

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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