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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Achalasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Esophageal achalasia
  • Primary achalasia
  • Achalasia cardia
  • Idiopathic achalasia
  • Idiopathic achalasia of esophagus
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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. Click here for answer

  • I have achalasia. What causes this condition? How might it be treated? Where can I learn about research related to this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Esophageal achalasia
  • Primary achalasia
  • Achalasia cardia
  • Idiopathic achalasia
  • Idiopathic achalasia of esophagus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.