The main symptoms of diseases of the esophagus

The esophagus in the highest degree essential to the normal functioning of your body. It is responsible for the movement of both food and fluids inside of you, but we are reminded of the existence of the esophagus, only when I want to eat something more colder or hotter than usual. However, their health should be constantly watched. There are signs and symptoms that are too dangerous to ignore. In this article we will tell you about them.

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The most common disease associated with the esophagus, is of course gastroesophageal reflux. But there are other disease with its specific symptoms that can lead to the fact that you won't be able to eat properly or to obtain from food. Let us examine each of these diseases separately.


Diseases of the esophagus and their symptoms


1. Achalasia cardia

What's it?

This disease, sometimes inherited, in which the esophagus (consisting of a kind of cereal) ceases to shrink and carry the food into the stomach properly.


  • The feeling of food stuck in esophagus that you find difficult to swallow.

  • First, it is not very noticeable, but slowly the disease develops, and it becomes difficult even to swallow the liquid.

  • When you fall, I feel nausea, or mouth formed a thick liquid.

  • During vomiting, the esophagus are raised pieces of food, but they do not have the characteristic sour smell, as they have not had time to reach the stomach.

  • Cough.

  • Bouts of pneumonia.

  • Chest pain that can go in the back and jaw.

  • Weight loss.



2. Gastroesophageal reflux disease

What's it?

It is known that the stomach produces acid and pepsin, necessary for digestion. But sometimes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach does not work properly and acid enters the esophagus, resulting in sores.


  • Burning sensation in chest and throat.

  • The feeling that the food eaten comes back into the throat.

  • Constant contact with gastric juice in the throat that leads to irritation of the latter.

  • Cough and hoarseness especially in the morning.

  • Severe pain in the chest, which causes acid accumulated in the esophagus.

  • The feeling of suffocation at night.

  • Vomiting blood.

  • Dark feces.

  • Weight loss.


3. Varicose veins of the esophagus

What's it?

Varicose veins of the esophagus is the abnormal dilatation at the end of the esophagus, which communicated with the liver. When the liver is diseased, these veins can burst. This is a very serious illness.


  • With varicose veins of the esophagus usually the feces very dark.

  • Vomiting with blood or a sediment looking like coffee.

  • Nausea, feeling cold, weakness — all these symptoms are associated with loss of blood.

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4. Esophagus cancer

What's it?

Esophageal cancer is the proliferation of malignant cells in this body. Often the cause of esophageal cancer are tobacco use, but often it is unclear why the disease develops.


  • Difficulty swallowing (both liquids and solid food).

  • Saliva becomes more dense.

  • Chest pain.

  • Pain when swallowing and increased acidity, causing cancer can be confused with gastroesophageal reflux.

  • Weight loss.

  • Persistent cough every day.

  • Hiccup.

  • Bouts of pneumonia.

  • Bone pain and terrible fatigue.

  • Anemia. Due to the loss of blood inside the body the stool gets dark, and you feel nauseous.




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