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About Achalasia Cardia

What is Achalasia Cardia?

Achalasia Cardia is the failure of (LES) lower esophageal sphincter to relax and let the food pass down to the stomach which leads to difficulty in swallowing food. It makes hard to pass the foods and liquids to the stomach.

Cause

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Hereditary

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Result of an autoimmune condition

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Degeneration of nerves in your esophagus

Symptoms

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Problems in swallowing Food

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Regurgitation of food

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Coughing while lying down

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Retrosternal discomfort

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Heartburn

Risks

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Increasing difficulty in swallowing solid food

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Leads to considerable weight loss

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Malnutrition

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Esophageal cancer

Treatment

Diagnosis

The following tests may help to diagnose the problem very accurately:

  • Barium Swallow: This X-ray is done to review the esophagus and stomach.
  • Esophagoscopy: The procedure is done to check esophageal cancer as it is also one of the most critical causes obstructing the food passing through the abdominal procedure.
  • Esophageal Manometry: Achalasia can be diagnosed at an early stage through this Manometry.

Procedure

Possible ways of treating Achalisia Cardia includes:

  • Non-Surgical Treatments: There are two nonsurgical treatments that are popular to treat the Achalasia Cardia which are Botulinum Toxin and Balloon Dilatation. In Botulinum Toxin, Botox is inserted through injection of esophageal sphincter with an endoscope. This treatment is applicable for patients having a higher risk of surgery. The injection may weaken the sphincter muscle and allows the food to pass into the stomach.In Balloon Dilatation, a balloon is inserted into esophageal sphincter using the endoscope and inflated to enlarge its opening. If esophageal sphincter contracts, surgery is required. This is an outpatient process with a success rate of 50-75%.
  • Surgical Treatments: Surgery is performed when medication is not fruitful. Esophagomyotomy surgery is suggested to treat the condition. Esophagomyotomy involves cutting esophageal sphincter muscle. It is highly effective and the success rate is also high. Rarely patients may need other treatments such as Heller Myotomy which is a part of laparoscopic surgery which is performed under anesthesia and making a tiny incision. The incision is done to pass the surgical instruments. In Heller Myotomy, a scope is connected to a video camera which sends magnified images to monitor allowing the surgeon to view the anatomy & to manipulate the instruments.Advantages of Heller Myotomy includes minimal postoperative pain, faster recovery from surgery and early return to work and normal activities.Patients may have the complaints of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after a Heller myotomy. So Nissen fundoplication is performed with Heller Myotomy to avoid the condition of GERD. This is also performed laparoscopically wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter to strengthen it.

Diet/Instructions

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Avoid spicy food, alcohol and other items that give heartburn.

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Drink plenty of fluid when eating and chew your food well.

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Eat frequent and smaller meals.

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Eat dinner atleast 3 hours before bed.

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Elevate the head of your bed several inches while sleeping

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All insurances accepted

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24*7 personal coordinator

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Post surgery Exercise and Diet plan

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Doctors specially trained in laser surgeries

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10+ years surgery experience

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10000+ surgeries done

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Vast network of Clinics, diagnostic center and hospitals

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Painless procedure with no cuts

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No recurrence

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USFDA approved laser proceedings

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Most Advanced Laser technology

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1- Day discharge

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No Cost EMI

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Free post surgery follow up

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Free Pick up & Drop Facility for surgery

Most Frequently Asked Questions by Achalasia Cardia patients

What is Esophagus?

The Esophagus is the muscular tube which helps pass food and liquid to stomach from the throat. As we know, the wall of the esophagus is made up of several layers of tissue, mucous membrane, muscle, and connective tissue.

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What is Barium Swallon?

In Barium Swallow, a patient is asked to swallow or drink the liquid which is called barium which may create a coating of esophagus and stomach. This will help to get the inside images. This procedure is also called an upper GI series. In people who have achalasia, the X-rays reveal a dilated (enlarged) esophagus and a narrowing of the lower end so that it resembles a birds beak. With achalasia, the barium also stays in the esophagus longer than normal before passing into the stomach.

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What is Esophagoscopy?

In this, a thin tube-like tool with lens and light which is called esophagoscope is inserted through the mouth down the throat into the esophagus. It may also have a tool to remove tissue samples, which are checked under a microscope for signs of cancer.

How is Esophageal Manometry performed?

In this, a thin tube is inserted into the esophagus which is connected to a pressure recorder and it measures the muscle contractions of the esophagus when the patients swallow.

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