Cardiospasm

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Definition

Cardiospasm is the muscular failure among the esophagus and the stomach to open where in obstructing the passage of food into the stomach which causes the food to go into the esophagus. Cardiospasm is also known as achalasia and other terms for this condition are as follows achalasia cardiae, cardiospasm, dyssynergia esophagus, and esophageal aperistalsis.

Treatment

Make it a habit to consult professional help before undergoing treatment or taking in medications. Symptomatic support Muscle relaxants Botox injection Dilation

Symptoms and Signs

Dysphagia or complexity swallowing Regurgitation of undigested food Coughing, particularly when resting or lying down Weight loss because of insufficient nutrient ingestion Non-cardiac chest pains (NCCP), which can emit to the back, jaw, neck, and arms Several patients also experience heartburn, trouble belching, or recurrent hiccups

Complications

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn. Achalasia patients have an augmented danger of developing Barrett's esophagus or Barrett's mucosa, a premalignant form which may result to esophageal cancer in a period of years. Aspiration pneumonia: substances like food and liquid are preserved in the esophagus and can be drawn into the lungs particularly during sleep in a horizontal position.

Medications

Scopolamine Derivatives Hyoscine Scopace Buscopan Buscapania Espacil Selpiran-S

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