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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...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Oesophageal spasm?

Oesophageal spasm: Related Patient Stories

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. more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, 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 "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" 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 likely to be an 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, 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 disease) 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 more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

Oesophageal spasm: Research Doctors & Specialists

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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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