Achalasia

Etiology

  • Idiopathic impaired relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter and absent esophageal peristalsis

Risk Factors

  • Ages 30-60
  • M = F

Symptoms

  • Regurgitation
  • GERD sx
  • Very slowly progressive dysphagia (sometimes years), w/subtle onset
  • Solids and liquids
  • Food sticks lower area esophagus