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?
Surgery is the most frequently applied treatment for Trouble Swallowing. The surgeon would reach the stomach using the latest instruments and set right the muscles allowing the food to be sent to the stomach properly. There are other but less successful methods available as well, if the patient has issues with undergoing surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
That people live with this condition by making changes in the food they consume?