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this is when your esophagus is severely twisted like snaking back and forth. this causes alot of pain when you swallow, and often at least once usually each meal time some food will get stuck. if anyone has any advice how to live with this easier PLEASE post any suggestions.

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One can treat tortuous esophagus, a condition where the esophagus gets misaligned or contorted in shape, by getting surgery to re-align the esophagus.

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