The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
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Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
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My husband has esophageal adenocarcinoma. They are blaming acid reflux. However, his mother has had acahlasia. He thought he had it too but was never diagnosed. When he was a child he would have vomiting episodes. He grew out of it. Our daughter also had lots of vomiting episodes as well as migraines. She is now much healthier. I am concerned for her future health and would like to educate myself more if achalasia is hereditary and if it is linked to anything else of concern. See answer
I have achalasia. What causes this condition? How might it be treated? Where can I learn about research related to this condition? See answer