Esophagus is a muscular tube connecting the mouth and stomach, which carries food and liquids to the stomach. Generally, you are unaware of its presence unless you swallow foods which are hot or cold or large or if it is infected.
GERD / Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux or GERD is characterized by a burning pain a.k.a heartburn as it is generally called, felt internally around the lower chest area.
Esophageal varices are abnormal, enlarged or swollen veins in the esophagus. Esophageal varices are seen mostly in people with severe liver ailments.
Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus in which the esophagus’ muscles do not work properly, thereby preventing contractions
Esophageal Cancer is a cancer that happens in the esophagus and may occur at any place along its path. More men than women are affected by this cancer.