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Oesophageal spasm

Oesophageal spasm: Introduction

Oesophageal spasm: An oesophageal spasm is incoordinated contraction of the muscles in the esophagus which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscles contract simultaneously instead of a rhythmic successive motion. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Oesophageal spasm is available below.

Symptoms of Oesophageal spasm

Treatments for Oesophageal spasm

  • Manage underlying cause e.g. GERD
  • If eating hot or cold foods causes the spasms then avoid them
  • Alter eating habits - eat slowly and avoid large meals
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Nitrate medications e.g. nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers
  • more treatments...»

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Oesophageal spasm: Complications

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Causes of Oesophageal spasm

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Oesophageal spasm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Oesophageal spasm

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called ...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, ...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Oesophageal spasm

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Oesophageal spasm: Rare Types

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Oesophageal spasm: Animations

Prognosis for Oesophageal spasm

Prognosis for Oesophageal spasm: Different approaches work for different people. Often the symptoms may improve but not completely disappear.

Oesophageal spasm: Broader Related Topics

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