Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
To help you cope with occasional esophageal spasms, try to:
- Identify your triggers. Make a list of things that cause your esophageal spasms, such as cold or hot foods and drinks, or red wine. Avoid these triggers.
- Choose food that is warm or cool. Let foods and drinks that are very hot or very cold sit for a bit before eating or drinking them.
- Find ways to control stress. Esophageal spasms may be more common or more severe when you're stressed. Some stress is inevitable, so find healthy ways to cope.
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