More investigation for Achalasia

More investigation for Achalasia

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Por qué es importante esta petición

Iniciada por Marina González

Achalasia is a rare disease that consists of the inability to relax the smooth muscle fibers of the gastrointestinal tract at any site of union of one part with another. It is said, especially, of esophageal achalasia, or the inability of the gastroesophageal sphincter to relax when swallowed, due to degeneration of the ganglion cells in the organ wall. The thoracic esophagus also loses normal peristaltic activity and becomes dilated producing a megaesophagus.

Esophageal achalasia or simply achalasia is a rare disease in which the esophagus is unable to carry food to the stomach. The disease affects both sexes and can appear at any age, however, it is usually diagnosed between the third and fourth decade of life. Its incidence in the United States and Europe ranges from 0.5 to 1 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Achalasia, among other things, causes muscle spasms in the esophagus compared to a heart attack, which can last several minutes and cause intense pain that can appear at any time of the day or night, waking the patient thinking that he is having a heart attack. In addition, it is impossible for them to eat like a normal person, so the achalasia implies a considerable loss of weight and muscle mass, and can cause the person to end up being completely malnourished with the problems that this causes.

The most common solution is to operate on the patient by making a series of incisions in his abdomen that, apparently, will relieve pain for a long period of time, since the disease has no cure today. But that operation does not work in all cases.

Achalasia patients are also people and need to hear more than "this is an incurable disease, we can give you these painkillers (which then are useless) and will relieve your heartburn a little"

Medicine should advance in all fields equally, since the fact that it is a rare disease does not imply that these people have to suffer throughout their lives and that they see how they die slowly due to the lack of vitamins in their body by not to be able to eat.

Achalasia NEEDS a cure, and if it is not possible today, it needs at least a treatment that allows a normal life as it has been done with cases such as HIV.

Please sign and share as much as possible even if you are not sick with achalasia, there are people who cannot even drink a cup of milk while you inflate yourself to eat hot dogs.

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