What Is Diffuse Esophageal Spasm?

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Q:
What Is Diffuse Esophageal Spasm?

A:
The esophagus (food pipe) is the tube that leads from the back of the mouth to the stomach. When you swallow, esophagus contracts accordingly to move food or liquid to the stomach. Diffuse esophageal spasm causes esophagus to contract in an uncoordinated way.

The symptoms of diffuse esophageal spasm may include:

  • chest pain
  • heartburn
  • difficulty swallowing
  • a feeling of food getting stuck inside the center of the chest

 

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