Like a lump in the throat – it’s about food. Why it suddenly becomes difficult to swallow, you have to keep a glass of water at the ready while eating and constantly drink food. And then there’s burping, nausea, burning and bad breath. All these are symptoms of achalasia – changes in the motor activity of the esophagus. What to do, how to avoid and how to deal with this scourge?
Food rots and lingers
The esophagus, the cylindrical tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach, has a very important mission: to move food into the stomach through successive muscle contractions. And he does it pretty well: dense food reaches its destination in 6-8 seconds, liquid food in 2-3. But in patients with achalasia, muscle contractions weaken sharply. Continue reading