Achalasia Types

Diagnosis of Achalasia is usually attained using high-resolution manometry, a diagnostic system using a series of pressure sensors within the gastrointestinal tract to measure motility based on the intraluminal pressure recorded.There are three different Achalasia Types, just referred to as Type I, Type II, and Type III.

Type I

Achalasia Type I is characterized by minimal esophageal pressurization. This type describes “classic” achalasia, which is described by the incomplete relaxation of the LES, a deficiency of mobility in terms of contraction and relaxation, and a small amount of pressure built up in the esophagus. This type of achalasia is easiest to treat.

Achalasia Type II

Type 2 achalasia points to esophageal compression. This type of achalasia is a little more simple and characterized by more huge compression in the esophagus, frequently caused by the failure to relax and the build-up of pressure in the esophagus, usually from food.

Achalasia Type III

And the last and Achalasia Type III is normally signified by high-pressure spams in the esophagus. This type of achalasia is the most severe and can as well produce the most severe Symptoms of Achalasia, for example severe chest pains that may mimic those of a heart attack, and spasms severe enough to wake you from sleep.