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Esophageal Spasm

Alternate Names : Diffuse Esophageal Spasm, DES, Spasm of the Esophagus

Esophageal Spasm | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

If a person's esophageal spasm is triggered by hot or cold foods, he or she should avoid them.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Esophageal spasm does not usually lead to more serious problems. The pain, however, can be disabling. Sometimes a person is afraid to eat and becomes malnourished or loses weight.

What are the risks to others?

Esophageal spasm is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Author: William M. Boggs, MD
Reviewer: Eric Berlin, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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