Carbonated Beverages

Pending definitive treatment, carbonated beverages increase esophageal emptying by radionuclide study in a large majority of achalasia patients. I therefore often suggest a trial of carbonated beverage during or at the end of a meal, and at bedtime. The mechanism of this response appears to be through stimulating spastic activity in the esophageal body, thereby increasing intra-esophageal pressure sufficiently to overcome resistance from the LES. However this pressure may also cause discomfort or regurgitation in its own right, and only about 50% of patients feel the overall effect to be beneficial, whereas others find that it increases symptoms. We therefore let the patient decide whether to continue with these carbonated beverage chasers.

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Constipation Prescription

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