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Esophageal motility disorder, or esophageal dysmotility, is a condition where the muscles in your esophagus fail to contract and the esophagus does not properly deliver food and liquids into your stomach.
Esophageal motility disorder is also an umbrella term for all swallowing disorders which include:
and secondary esophageal motility disorders related to:
There is not one primary cause for esophageal motility disorder. The causes will be specific to the particular condition you suffer from, but commonly include:
Some of the common symptoms and signs of esophageal motility disorders are:
The common treatments for esophageal motility disorder include:
Clinical trials are always being conducted to find new treatments and to improve on treatments that already exist. Please contact a GI Alliance gastroenterologist if you experience any symptoms of esophageal motility disorder.
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