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Achalasia – When Swallowing Becomes a Problem

Achalasia is a motility disorder in which the esophagus empties slowly. Symptoms include the sensation of solids, and usually liquids, hanging up and passing slowly into the stomach. This most often occurs during and after a meal. A review of symptoms, tests, and treatment options.

Topics: Esophageal Disorders, Fact Sheet, Motility, Swallowing

About the Author

  • Joel Richter, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology, University of South Florida Health, Tampa, FL

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