Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility : eISSN 2093-0887 / pISSN 2093-0879

Download original image
Table. 1. Symptoms and Eating Habits of the Selected Achalasia Patients
a1 bowl ≈ 100 g rice.

VAS, visual analog scale.

Most patients (9/12) reported discomfort when they ate cold food, including exacerbated dysphagia and regurgitation (7/12) or aggravated chest pain attacks (2/12). Two patients never ate cold food and only one had no discomfort after eating cold food. All patients reported no additional discomfort when they ate hot food. In addition, 8 out of 12 patients tried drinking hot water to relieve their chest pain attacks, effective in 5 patients and not in 3 patients.

J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2012;18:391~398 https://doi.org/10.5056/jnm.2012.18.4.391
© J Neurogastroenterol Motil