What information about esophageal motility disorders should patients receive?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Patients should be counseled about their disease. They should be well informed about its lifelong nature. Possible complications, therapeutic options, expected outcomes, and dietary modifications should be explained.

Reassurance is important in patients with spastic motility disorders, especially in the setting of noncardiac chest pain. 

For patient education resources, see Heartburn and GERD Center and Digestive Disorders Center, as well as Acid Reflux (GERD) and Heartburn.


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