Sensitive esophagus

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After trying a piece of kebab last night it has caused the lining of esophagus to be so sensitive that water feels like a chemical and will not stay down.Hopefully my omeprizole will sort it out.

    I havent eaten tidy for ages now and starting to feel weak cold and depressed. I will stay up all night if need be just to get my smoothie down me.

   I put in a mixer of mixed veg broccli spinach banana tuna or sardines black olives milk oats weetbix milk squash for taste blended all up and put in a big container and use for a few days but i crave things like crisps or chips i think there is something in spuds the body needs sounds silly but after a couple of pkt of crisps i feel ok.

    I have also learnt there are a few kinds of achalasia mine is the esophagus is acting like stomach because my sphinter stop working. I could see on screen after the berium meal my esophagus has stretched over my stomach. Some folks have a kind of bird beak which i should think is worse. Trouble is the esophagus will be getting weaker because it wasnt ment to hold foods or acids. So getting cancer is a very lightly outcome.

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    On your last point, It seems clear that having Achalasia increaeses the likelihood of cancer - but I'm not certain as to the exact statistics on the matter.  I do know that I've had Achalasia for 24 years, without cancer being part of the equation; so there is some room for positivity among all the digestive disorder that we have to contend with on a day-to-day basis.

    As for your very mixed blended concoction, I'd say being able to each such a range of foodstuff should be providing a suitably varied dietary intake.  As for the crisps consumption, I suspect that is simplyt a matter of 'comfort eating' - and for me it's usually a biggish bag of peanuts / cashew nuts, or torilla chips....  ;o)

    You mentioned the inactve sphincter issue, but I'm unclear if your treatment to date has involved having any surgery, such as Hellor's myotomy?

    All the best,

    Mick

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    Progression to cancer requires acid and bile to be in frequent contact with the oesophagus. The acid will cause sacrring and with the addition of bile (like a detergent) permit te acid to actually start dissolving the tissue. This results in a cellular change to acid resistent Barrett's oesophagus which cells can mutate to cancer. But chances of progression are very small.
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      I have already been told that a Hellers Myotomy is off the table because of to much scarring. Been told not much can be done except balloon or Botox.
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    If your oesophagus is 'baggy' and not chennelling food towards your stomach because of its shape, you do need to get a specialist opinion about it to find out wheter it is too late for myotomy surgery or not.   It ight be that you are better off having your oesophagus removed.   It is not something to be contemplated lightly, but people do manage without it and can maintain a reasonable quality of life.   It is not so much the shape of the oesophagus that might cause a cancer risk, but the unsuitable undigested food festering and the long term effects of acid / reflux.   The surgeons may be able to re-fashion your oesophagus but you will need to go to a specialist centre
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    Do not worry about cancer now. But watch your diet strictly and do not crave things! I know that's hard. Consult your GI. If you have bile reflux too, PPIs may not work. In that case, you may need other medicines such as Domperidone, Ursodeoxycholic acid or SSRIs depending on the reason of your reflux.
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