You should consult a gastroenterologist.
2. When should I consult a doctor?
If you find it difficult to swallow or experience painful swallowing, in spite of treatment for achalasia, you should immediately consult a gastroenterologist.
In the absence of treatment, achalasia can become serious – there may be significant weight loss and malnutrition, as well as the risk of esophageal cancer.
4. Is achalasia a rare disease?
Yes. Its incidence is 1.6 per 100,000 individuals.
5. Can death occur due to achalasia?
Yes. This can occur as a result of accidental aspiration of food and liquids.