How to Puree Food for Elderly: Tips and Techniques

Mushy Food for Senior

As people age, they may face difficulties in eating and digesting food. This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as dental problems, swallowing issues, or digestive disorders. Pureed food is a common solution for elderly individuals who have difficulty chewing or swallowing solid food. Pureed food is a smooth consistency that can … Read more

What is a Jackhammer Esophagus?

What is a Jackhammer Esophagus

What is an Esophagus? Esophagus or the food pipe or the gullet is an organ of digestive system found in vertebrates. It is a pipe like structure that connects mouth to the stomach. It a passage that allows the chewed food to reach the stomach for proper digestion. What is Jackhammer Esophagus? Esophageal spasm is … Read more

Diffuse Esophageal Spasm – What Is It?

what is Diffuse Esophageal Spasm

Diffuse esophageal spasms are a spasm within the esophagus. The esophagus is what connects your mouth to your stomach and is what swallows and starts moving your food towards your stomach. The esophagus is a muscular tube separated into three separate sections. When you swallow, they will all contract at the same time to move … Read more

Esophageal spasm- All that you need to know about

What is spasm of the esophagus

What is esophageal spasm? The esophagus is the tube which connects the mouth and the stomach. When the esophagus contracts, it moves the food from the mouth to the stomach through a regular pattern and a coordinated rhythm. The term esophageal spasm means that the contractions of the esophagus are irregular and not coordinated and very … Read more

Esophageal Spasms: Could GERD Be Responsible?

can gerd cause esophageal spasms

Do you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)? Do you know anyone who is afflicted with GERD? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are good that you have already experienced, or have observed someone who is experiencing, discomforts which stem from the GERD condition. The Most Common Symptoms There are probably millions … Read more

Reflex or Reflux: Esophageal Spasms

esophageal spasms and difficulty breathing

You take a bite, chew and swallow. What happens with your food after that is pretty much out of your control? In order to move the food into your stomach, your esophagus contracts at regular intervals, pushing it downward. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Esophageal spasms occur when the esophagus either begins to … Read more

10 Ways to Prevent Esophageal Spasms

10 Ways to Prevent Esophageal Spasms

The esophagus stretches from your throat to your stomach and it is responsible for transporting food when you eat and swallow all the way down so that it can be properly digested. This long tube has a number of sphincter muscles all the way down that help push food and water down, but they are … Read more

Could My Esophageal Spasms be Related to Nicotine Use?

can nicotine cause esophageal spasms

What are Esophageal Spasms? The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth into the stomach. An esophageal spasm is when the esophagus has uncoordinated, irregular, and sometimes very powerful contractions. Typically the contractions of the esophagus are coordinated, meant to move the food through the esophagus into the stomach. Two Types of … Read more

The Esophageal Spasm: Do We Know Its Causes?

esophageal spasm causes

When one hears the word “spasm”, one almost instantly thinks of muscle spasms. And when one hears muscle spasms, one almost instantly thinks of the legs. However, spasms come in many shapes and variations and some of them can be downright dangerous for the human body. The esophageal spasm is one of the most mysterious … Read more