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Symptoms and Signs of Achalasia

Achalasia symptoms are not unique to this condition. Esophageal cancer, Stomach cancer and Chagas disease, a parasite infection, can also be present with similar symptoms. Make an appointment with a Florida Hospital digestive health specialist to determine if your symptoms result from achalasia.

Achalasia symptoms can include:

  •       Chest pain that worsens after meals
  •       Back, neck or arm pain that worsens after meals
  •       Frequent coughing after meals 
  •       Difficulty swallowing is the most common
  •       Heartburn
  •       Unexplained weight loss
  •       Regurgitation of food

In children, symptoms can also include vomiting food that hasn’t been digested and bad breath.

Locations for Achalasia