Manometry in the Digestive system can be Esiohageal manometer or anorectal manometry .
Esophageal manometry, is an outpatient procedure which identified the problems related to the esophagus. If there are any symptoms concerning the erratic movement and the pressure in the esophagus possibly culminating into difficulty in swallowing , heartburns etc. , the manometry procedure needs to be given the green light.
The food pipe that begins from the mouth and to the stomach is called the esophagus, and manometry calculates the total strength and the muscle synergy of the esophagus while swallowing your food. A thin pressure-sensitive tube is passed along the esophagus on the account of manometry testing. The tube then goes into the stomach testing out the various sections inside it to monitor the nominal results.
Esophagal Manometry would mainly take place for patients that are suffering with,
• Difficulty while swallowing food items.
• Patients suffering from unnecessary heartburns or reflux.
• Non-cardiac chest pains.
• Sometime before the anti-reflux surgery takes place.
Since the esophagus moved the food that you have consumed from the throat into the stomach, manometry procedure will determine how swiftly or normally this operation is performed. The movement of food from the throat to the stomach is termed as peristalsis.
Manometry would even test the strength of the muscular valve that connects the esophagus and the stomach. It is called as the LES or the Lower Esophageal Sphincter. The LES would allow the food and the liquid particles to enter into the stomach. It would then close automatically to prevent the food and the liquid going out of the stomach.
If there are any irregularities with the normal functioning of peristalsis or to the LES will result in difficulty in swallowing food, heartburns, and occasional chest pains. All of this information would then be obtained from manometry so that the physicians and the doctors can identify the root cause of the problem.
Anorectal Manometry is an outpatient procedure carried out to evaluate the cause for Chronic constipation in adults and children. It is also useful to deliver therapy for Chronic Constipation in adults where a patient is guided how to modify straining and pressures to relieve symptoms of Constipation ( a therapy popularly called biofeedback therapy).