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Esophageal spasm

Esophageal spasm: Introduction

Esophageal spasm: Esophageal spasm is involuntary contractions or convulsing of the muscles of the esophagus. See detailed information below for a list of 0 causes of Esophageal spasm, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Esophageal spasm

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Esophageal spasm Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Esophageal spasm may include:

  • 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
  • Low dose antidepressant medication
  • Quickly swallowing liquids can often immediately alleviate painful symptoms
  • Surgery in severe cases - myotomy (reduce strength of contractions), esophagectomy (removal of esophagus)
  • more treatments...»

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Misdiagnosis and Esophageal 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, ...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 intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety...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 "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to ...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...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 disease). A variety of other chronic...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 or ...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, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or ...read more »

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