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Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Raymundo Romero Dr. Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

NO SPECIFIC DIET: In gastroparesis the underlying issue is not the type of food, it‘s the slow emptying of the stomach. There are two commonly use medications that stimulate gastric (stomach) emptying: Reglan (metoclopramide) & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I have severe gastroparesis, anyone heard about any natural supplements to help with this? I certainly don't want to take reglan! ;)

I have severe gastroparesis, anyone heard about any natural supplements to help with this? I certainly don't want to take reglan! ;)

Some ideas proposed: Ginger accelerates gastric emptying. The dose used was three capsules containing a total of 1, 200 mg of ginger acupuncture has been shown in randomized trials to be effective for gastroparesis.Erythromycin has been shown to affect gastroparesis, the oral form is usually given in lower dosages than required for antibiotic effects (ie, 150-250 mg PO 3 to 4 times a day given before meals. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

Compounding pharmacy: Some of your local pharmacies that routinely compound medications may be able to obtain it for you with a doctor's prescription. Good luck-- ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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How common is gastroparesis?

How common is gastroparesis?

See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age. H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How can I treat gastroparesis?

Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more

Dr. Nika Ferdowsi Dr. Ferdowsi
Family Medicine
years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you explain gastroparesis?

Can you explain  gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. ...Read more

Dr. Hillel Naon Dr. Naon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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How do you treat gastroparesis?

Depends on severity: You can eat smaller meals more frequently. Avoid fatty foods. Consult a gastroenterologist regarding medical treatment, pending severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Quazi Bari Dr. Bari
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
34 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Medical College (BMSRI)
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How do you treat gastroparesis ?

Multiple approaches: Gastroparesis patients have delayed or slow stomach emptying . We can treat them with medications that increase the motility of the stomach and also by dietary management like small, frequent meals, low fat diet, low insoluble fibre diet. Also keeping an eye on hydration and drinking enough fluid. ...Read more

Dr. David Sperling Dr. Sperling
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
21 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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How are gastroparesis symptoms managed?

Lifestyle/meds: Some simple lifestyle modifications can help with gastroparesis. These including eating smaller, more frequent meals that are easier to digest. If this does not work, medications like Erythromycin have been shown to be most effective in improving motility, of course, fixing the underlying cause is best. If you are diabetic, best management of the diabetes with a target a1c of 6 is ideal. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What is the best diet for gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for gastroparesis?

EAT SMALL MEALS: Frequently, avoid hard to digest foods, drink sips of water every 1-2 bites and chew your food as much as you can. ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol Dr. Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
The Flinders University of South Australia
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What's the way people get gastroparesis?

Diabetes?: Although diabetes is the commonest reason, a low thyroid condition or any of several rare connective tissue (arthritis-type conditions) may cause this. Then, as always, there are the 'idiopathic' - also known as the 'unknown by current knowledge'... ...Read more

Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Which foods should you eat with gastroparesis?

Few here: Small meals 6 times a day may help. Fatty foods and oils will day gastric emptying even more. Avoid fibrous fruits and vegetables, like oranges and broccoli because they may cause bezoars. Eat low fiber high fiber forms of foods, cooked fruits an vegetables not raw. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis = a disorder of stomach muscles or nerves that causes delayed emptying of food from stomach in to intestines. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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My brother has gastroparesis. Is that something important?

Define Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a stomach ('gastro") that's slow to empty ("paresis")--seen in diabetics, with ischemia, pancreatic cancer, after viral infection, post-surgery, with stomach pacemaker problems (yes, the stomach has a pacemaker!), & in systemic illness. The stomach normally empties liquids in 1-2 hours, solids 4-6 hours after meals. A gastric emptying scan measures stomach transit of test meal. ...Read more

Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the benefits of eating 6 times a day if I have gastroparesis?

Improves symptoms: Some emptying does occur. Symptoms are worse when your stomach is full. Smaller meals helps to minimize symptoms though it does not treat the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Can gastroparesis kill you?

Gastroparesis: I have never seen a death due to gastroparesis alone. Theoretically, the resulting dehydration from the vomiting could kill you, if not treated appropriately, particularly if you have other disease conditions. Gastroparesis usually involves chronic vomiting due to paralysis of the stomach which leads to dehydration, and often requires hospitalization to manage the dehdyration and salt losses. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

Food: Smaller, puréed meals may be one option of dealing with it. Less fat is also recommended as fat rich meals tend to stay in the stomach longer and make the gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

No: It's the other way around. Long standing, especially out of control diabetes can lead to gastroparesis which is delayed stomach emptying. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have gastroparesis and i haven't gotten hungry in months how is that possible?

I have gastroparesis and i haven't gotten hungry in months how is that possible?

Stomach always full: "gastroparesis" means your stomach empties slowly, regardless of cause. Many gastroparetic patients experience a sense of progressive fullness throughout the day. As such, without adequate stomach emptying, you may not experience much hunger. Diet modification may help--drink liquids along with eating small, frequent, low fat meals to improve stomach evacuation between feedings. ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more