In-depth

Causes

Huntington's disease

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition of muscle weakness caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles. Treatments can help relieve muscle weakness.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection. It typically causes a very sore throat and is treated with antibiotics.

Complications

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Limited scleroderma (CREST syndrome)

Pneumonia

Premature birth

Risk factors

Panic attacks

Panic attacks can make you feel like you're having a heart attack. Learn how to manage these intense bursts of fear.

Symptoms

Nausea and vomiting

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Esophageal manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test that may be used to help diagnose disorders of the esophagus or to prepare for esophageal surgery.

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.

X-ray

Oct. 15, 2014

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