Esophageal aperistalsis is a rare metabolic disorder that causes difficulty for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. It results due to damage to the esophageal or food pipe that is unable to compress the food and pass it to the other section of the digestive system. The condition is manageable through endoscopy and curable through the following medical treatments:
- Esophageal aperistalsis dilation: is a medication procedure that leads to the expansion of the lumen (inside space of vascular structure) of the esophagus. A dilator is used at the time of endoscopy to expand the space and allow food and liquid to pass down easily.
- Surgery: Myotomy is the surgical cutting of the muscles inside the esophagus to expand the space. This surgery allows a better passage of food and liquid into the stomach. However, it is major surgery including long periods of recovery.
- Calcium channel blocker: The calcium antagonist along with nitrates relaxes the blood vessels. Consumption of these medicines before eating widens the food pipe for the passage of food. However, brown rice, oats, peanuts, and cashwes are some natural calcium channel blockers.
- Antianginals: these medications are helpful to reduce the pressure exerted by the blockage in vascular cavities.
- Vasodilators: These medicines are used to widen the blood vessels for the easy flow of food and blood in the body. Lotensin, Capoten, Prinivil, Zestril, and Aceon, are some over the counter vasodilators drugs.
Low immunity,Infections,Blockage in the food tube
Vomiting,Backflow of food into the mouth,Dizziness,Fatigue,Chest pain,Weight loss