Achalasia Cardia Treatment
Achalasia Cardia is a primary motility disorder that affects the food-pipe. It affects approximately 6 people per 100,000 population per year. In this disease mainly the lower end of the food-pipe also called as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) fails to relax and leads to functional obstruction. This is said to be caused due to neurogenic degeneration which can be idiopathic or secondary to an infection.
Few other conditions may also mimic achalasia. These are- a tight stricture/narrowing in the lower end of the food-pipe, cancer of the lower end of the food-pipe or a tight wrap of stomach after a laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery like fundoplication.
Here, we have discussed everything you need to know about this rare medical condition. We have explained the importance of Achalasia Cardia X ray and when you need Achalasia Cardia surgery.