Diet, Surgery, or Medication.
Yes. Achalasia is a serious condition affecting the esophagus.
The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects with your stomach.
The esophagus has an anatomical pathway behind your windpipe (trachea) and heart.
Stomach contents come back up or reflux into the esophagus.
When reflux occurs frequently.
Iinflammation of the esophagus.
Stomach acid irritates the esophagus, causing the lower portion to narrow.
Erosion in an area of the esophagus.
Narrowing of the esophagus.
It is an endoscopic, in-patient procedure that can take one to three hours to perform.
An endoscope (a slender, tubular, flexible medical device with a light and camera attached) can be passed through the mouth or the rectum.
This then allows the surgeon to examine surfaces of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, and colon, without making large incisions.