Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus that makes it difficult to swallow solid or liquid foods. The act of swallowing causes a wave or peristalsis in the esophagus. Peristalsis is the succession of waves of involuntary muscular contractions in the esophagus, stomach and the intestines, which transports food and waste products from the mouth to the colon. In achalasia, peristalsis in the esophagus is diminished, erratic or no longer functioning. This condition occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) (muscle located between the esophagus and the stomach) doesn’t relax sufficiently, which makes it hard for food or liquids to pass from the esophagus into the stomach.
The Martin Mueller IV Achalasia Awareness Foundation will engage in three main activities:
1) Increase awareness for achalasia
2) Build a community of doctors studying achalasia and patients living with the condition and
3) Raise funds for achalasia research.
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