Achalasia of Cardia
Expert Treatment Relieves Swallowing Symptoms of Achalasia
"Achalasia," means "failure to relax" — but also names a rare condition of the esophagus. Some 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with this serious disorder that makes eating and drinking difficult.
The Lung Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital (among the top ranked in the country by U.S. News & World Report) performs advanced testing to diagnose suspected cases of achalasia and determine the best treatment for your situation.
Although there is no cure, nonsurgical treatments and surgery can relieve symptoms caused by degeneration of nerves and improper muscle function in and around the esophagus.
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