Achalasia is a rare disease. So rare in fact, that you may never have heard of it. But for people who suffer from the condition, it’s very real and often extremely painful. And it actually has a fair amount of relevance for people with fibromyalgia.
That’s because people with fibromyalgia often deal with persistent heartburn. And achalasia can mimic many of the symptoms of that condition. So it’s possible that if you have fibromyalgia and you’re dealing with frequent chest pains, you may actually have achalasia. And learning to recognize the signs can help prevent misdiagnoses and help you get effective treatment.
So, what is Achalasia? Why is it a concern for people with fibromyalgia? And what can you do to treat it?
What Is Achalasia?
Achalasia is a condition where the muscles in the lower esophagus lose the ability to relax and contract. That ability of the…
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