The possibility to get in contact personally with other achalasia patients in order to exchange experiences is probably the self-help group’s most important purpose. Small advices from other affected persons can possibly help to cope with the daily discomfort achalasia brings along.
In general, the term achalasia describes a malfunctioning of those parts of the smooth muscles of hollow organs (e.g. gullet, stomach, intestines) that have a closing function.
Knowledge gained through experience
Recommended behaviour for achalasia sufferers from achalasia sufferers