Esophageal spasm- All that you need to know about

What is spasm of the esophagus

What is esophageal spasm? The esophagus is the tube which connects the mouth and the stomach. When the esophagus contracts, it moves the food from the mouth to the stomach through a regular pattern and a coordinated rhythm. The term esophageal spasm means that the contractions of the esophagus are irregular and not coordinated and very … Read more

Esophageal Spasms: Could GERD Be Responsible?

can gerd cause esophageal spasms

Do you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)? Do you know anyone who is afflicted with GERD? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are good that you have already experienced, or have observed someone who is experiencing, discomforts which stem from the GERD condition. The Most Common Symptoms There are probably millions … Read more

Reflex or Reflux: Esophageal Spasms

esophageal spasms and difficulty breathing

You take a bite, chew and swallow. What happens with your food after that is pretty much out of your control? In order to move the food into your stomach, your esophagus contracts at regular intervals, pushing it downward. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Esophageal spasms occur when the esophagus either begins to … Read more