Achalasia is another name for the condition Trouble Swallowing. This occurs when the food one eats is unable to reach the stomach because the muscles which facilitate the easy travel of the food. The part esophagus also fails to function. The affected person finds it difficult to swallow solids or liquids even. The other symptoms are chest pain and heartburn. The food consumed might come back to the throat. Immune deficiency is considered to be responsible for this condition.
HOW IS TROUBLE SWALLOWING DIAGNOSED?
The General Physician would use an endoscopy test to diagnose the Trouble Swallowing condition. Another test, called manometry is also used to test the status of functioning of the esophagus. The doctor will also go through the clinical history and ask questions about the symptoms being experienced by the patient.
HOW IS TROUBLE SWALLOWING TREATED?
Besides medication, surgery may be necessary to remove the abnormal growths in the esophagus.
DID YOU KNOW?
A feeding tube may be used if a person has extreme difficulty in swallowing