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