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Achalasia - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 28 July 2022

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Triple A syndrome

Achalasia is a condition that affects the ability of food to move through the esophagus tube, the tube that transports food from throat to stomach. Addison disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency, is caused by abnormal functioning of the small hormone-producing glands on each kidney's roof. A diminution or inability to mask tears is the third significant feature of triple A syndrome. Most people with triple A syndrome have all three of these characteristics, although some have only two. Many of the characteristics of triple A syndrome are related to autonomic nervous system malfunction. People with triple A syndrome are often described as excessive sweating, difficulty regulating blood pressure, unequal pupil size, and other signs and symptoms of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Multiple of the signs of triple A syndrome's medical signs have gotten worse over time. People with triple A syndrome tend to have a thickening of the outer layer of skin on the palms of their hands and soles of their feet. Other skin abnormalities may also be present in people with this illness. As it becomes apparent early in life that affected children produce little or no tears when crying, Alacrima is usually the first clear sign of triple A syndrome. They experience Addison disease and achalasia during childhood or adolescence, and the bulk of triple A syndrome's neurologic symptoms appear during adulthood.

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