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CREST Syndrome – Symptoms and Causes

Difficulty Swallowing

Another common symptom of CREST syndrome is esophageal dysmotility. This condition affects the esophagus, which is responsible for connecting the stomach and the mouth. More specifically, the smooth muscles lining this part might lose normal function and movement over time. As a result, swallowing food can be more difficult. This causes stomach acids to flux up into your esophagus and results in many esophageal problems, such as scarring tissues, inflammation, and heartburn. [2]