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ˌæk əˈleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi əacha·la·si·a

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  1. achalasianoun

    A neuromuscular problem where a ring of muscles is unable to fully relax.

    Etymology: From α- + , from .

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  1. Achalasia

    Achalasia, also known as esophageal achalasia, achalasia cardiae, cardiospasm, and esophageal aperistalsis, is an esophageal motility disorder involving the smooth muscle layer of the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter. It is characterized by incomplete LES relaxation, increased LES tone, and lack of peristalsis of the esophagus in the absence of other explanations like cancer or fibrosis. Achalasia is characterized by difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, and sometimes chest pain. Diagnosis is reached with esophageal manometry and barium swallow radiographic studies. Various treatments are available, although none cures the condition. Certain medications or Botox may be used in some cases, but more permanent relief is brought by esophageal dilatation and surgical cleaving of the muscle. The most common form is primary achalasia, which has no known underlying cause. It is due to the failure of distal esophageal inhibitory neurons. However, a small proportion occurs secondary to other conditions, such as esophageal cancer or Chagas disease. Achalasia affects about one person in 100,000 per year. There is no gender predominance for the occurrence of disease.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of achalasia in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of achalasia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • Sokhom Sar
    Doctor said, I have achalasia The doctor gave me a Botox what can I do next? This disease the same cancer?
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