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St John and St Elizabeth Hospital has been a central point for Achalasia Group meetings.

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Dates For The Diary

Children with Achalasia - Specialist Meeting Wednesday 10th February at 5pm


If you are the parent of a child with achalasia, we would love to see you at our on-line Zoom meeting. You are very welcome to invite other parents of children with achalasia, but please would everyone Register - here.

Monthly Meet-ups

(currently by Zoom video conference)

Sunday 14th Feb, 2pm - London Group

Sunday 28th Feb, 2pm - Leicester Group

Sunday 14th March, 2pm - London Group

Sunday 11th April, 2pm  - London Group

Sunday 28th Mar, 2pm - South West Group

All monthly meetups are informal and provide an opportunity to simply talk to and learn from others with achalasia. The London meetings usually take place at the Lanes Coffee Shop in the Marriott Hotel, Marble Arch, London W1K 7AA. However, in the current situation will be held by video conference.

Please click here to sign up.

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ACAC works closely with an Italian association for achalasia patients - ALMA.

ACAC supports guts UK committed to fighting all digestive disorders.

Check out the New ACAC Health Unlocked Forum:

New to Download!

Mapping the Experiences of People with Achalasia from Initial Symptoms to Long‐term Management

Melika Kalantari MPharm(Hons), MSc

Summary: This study aimed to understand the experiences of people living with Achalasia, from the initial onset of symptoms to long‐term management. Achalasia is a rare motility disorder affecting the oesophagus, which is associated with a range of symptoms and different treatment strategies. Currently, little is known about people's experiences with achalasia and its management.

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What is Achalasia?

Rapid weight-loss is fairly common whilst waiting for Achalasia treatment. If weight loss is a concern please visit our New

Emergency Diet Page.

Achalasia Action strives to provide useful, up-to-date information on matters of concern to individuals with achalasia and other members of the achalasia community. The information we give should not be used as a means of diagnosis, determining treatment, nor replace the relationship between you, your doctors and other healthcare professionals. For diagnosis and treatment options, you are urged to consult your physician.


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