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
- Unexplained weight loss
- Regurgitation of food
In children, symptoms can also include vomiting food that hasn’t been digested and bad breath.