What disease is achalasia?


What is achalasia?

• Achalasia is the inability of muscle relaxation of certain areas of the digestive tract due to nerve injury: usually occur in the esophagus, leading to difficulty in swallowing food with possible arrest in the dilation of the esophagus.

• Vomiting causes the expulsion of food, which can cause pneumonia if a portion of it enters the lungs.

Treatment:

• Management of muscle relaxant drugs.

• However, a severe attack may require surgery in order to relax the muscle.

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