Is Your Acid Reflux Really Achalasia?

Heartburn is a symptom of both acid reflux and the rare disease achalasia. Knowing which condition you have is important because the treatments are different — and getting the right one is vital to your long-term health.

What to Do if You’re Diagnosed With Achalasia

Food sustains us, so a diagnosis of achalasia — a rare condition in which the esophagus cannot move food into the stomach — can be overwhelming. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects our throat and stomach. When someone has achalasia, the valve at the lower end of the esophagus – the lower esophageal … Read More

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