Frequently Asked Questions
How rare is Achalasia?
The incidences of Achalasia is approximately 1 new case per 100,000 (some studies show 150,000 - 200,000) people per year. It is usually diagnosed in adults, although rarely can present in children as well. There is no particular race or ethnic group that is affected, and the condition does not run in families.
Is there a cure for Achalasia?
At this time, there is no known cure for Achalasia. Currently, symptom management and treatments to assist in long term health is the general practice.
Does Achalasia go away?
No. While your symptoms may subside, this disease, unfortunately does not go away.
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