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Achalasia involves retention of food which can cause certain bacterial infections that result in chronic esophagitis which makes the epithelium more sensitive to carcinogens. This increases the chances of developing esophageal cancer. Read more in this article to understand the link between achalasia and cancer of the esophagus.

There is no cure for achalasia but treatments are available to manage the symptoms. The goal of these treatments is to reduce the difficulty in swallowing by opening the lower esophageal sphincter. Patients are treated on the basis of the types of achalasia they suffer with as different types of the disease may need different treatment.

Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus. It becomes difficult to swallow any type of solid or liquid food if a person has achalasia. It is observed that the nerves in the esophagus become damaged and the muscular valve between the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) or the stomach is not relaxed.