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Esophageal Motility Disorder


Esophageal Motility Disorder is any medical disorder causing difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food and a spasm-type pain that can be brought on by an allergic reaction to certain foods.

  • Achalasia – a disease where the lower esophageal sphincter is not able to relax for it to open and let food pass into the stomach.
  • Diffuse esophageal spasm – is where the esophagus has uncoordinated contractions which may cause difficulty swallowing or regurgitation.
  • Esophageal dysphagia – is a mechanical or motility problem in the lower sphincter with either solids or liquids, or both.

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