This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Swallowing difficulty[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Acid reflux disease
Heartburn[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Decreased prealbumin level||0031085|
|Recurrent aspiration pneumonia||0002100|
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
A majority of patients are misdiagnosed as having reflux disease given regurgitation. The differential diagnosis of a patient with dysphagia and regurgitation includes GERD, esophageal spasm, pseudoachalasia (associated to malignancies), and possibly eosinophilic esophagitis (see this term).
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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