What Does Esophagus Spasms Feel Like?

How do you stop esophageal spasms?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  • Avoid your triggers. Make a list of foods and beverages that cause your esophageal spasms.
  • Choose food that is warm or cool. Let foods and drinks that are very hot or very cold sit for a bit before eating or drinking them.
  • Find ways to control stress.
  • Suck a peppermint lozenge.

What causes spasms of the esophagus?

Causes esophageal spasm

certain foods and drinks, including red wine and foods that are too hot or too cold. gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD), particularly if its led to scarring or narrowing of the esophagus. some treatments for cancer, such as surgery of the esophagus or radiation of the chest, neck, or head.

Can esophageal spasms feel like heart palpitations?

You may also feel like your heart is beating too fast or is pumping harder than normal. If you have GERD, you may sometimes feel tightness in your chest, but this isn’t the same as having heart palpitations. Some symptoms of GERD, such as air being trapped in the esophagus, may cause palpitations.

Is esophageal spasm dangerous?

These contractions move food through the esophagus but can cause severe pain. Esophageal spasm is not common. Often, symptoms that may suggest esophageal spasm are the result of another condition such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or achalasia.