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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

Amount matters: The more important issue with gastroparesis is to eat small portions. Certainly difficult to digest foods can cause problems as well as foods that promote gerd such as chocolate, caffein, alcohol and citrus/acid foods. Those should be avoided. ...Read more

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Do gastroparesis diets help u get better?

Do gastroparesis diets help u get better?

Yes: Overtime yes the special diet gets you better and help the stomach empty better. ...Read more

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How much fat should my gastroparesis diet include?

How much fat should my gastroparesis diet include?

No set parameters: Consume a low-fat diet (without nondigestible fiber like fruits) and frequent, small meals. As minimal amount of fat as possible. Fat and fiber diet delays stomachs ability to empty fast. ...Read more

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Do I need to change my diet if I have gastroparesis?

Do I need to change my diet if I have gastroparesis?

Yes: You should eat more frequent, smaller meals and should eat a low fat, low fiber diet. ...Read more

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What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

Low fiber: Small frequent meals of low fiber consistency. Avoid a lot of roughage, such as salad and fresh fruit. Vegetables should be cooked, not raw. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. What is an appropriate diet for me?

I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. What is an appropriate diet for me?

Gastroparesis Rx: Since fatty foods normally slow gastric emptying, we typically recommend a low fat diet with gastroparesis (slow emptying). Sweet, rich foods will also slow stomach emptying. Signs of delayed gastric emptying include early fullness, altered appetite, nausea and sometimes heartburn/vomiting. There are also medications available for the treatment of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

Small, soft, low fat: Small volume, low fat meals and soft foods are easier for the stomach to process. Consider minimizing tough meat, crunchy fruit/vegetables and fresh bread and instead select casseroles, soft-cooked vegetables, soft pasta, porridge, stewed fruits and dairy desserts like low fat yogurt or mousse. Ref: http://gastroparesisclinic. Org/treatments. Php? PageId=1186&moduleId=204 ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis. Should I follow the fodmap diet?

I have gastroparesis. Should I follow the fodmap diet?

FODMAP is for: Irritable bowel syndrome patients. Check w/your GI doctor for their recommendations and if you have diabetes, get your sugar under control. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

Diet: You can expand your diet by eating small frequent meals.. Eating your food with lotsof fluids helps. Blending food with fluids can give you much more variety. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet to gain weight with gastroparesis but not diabetic?

What is a healthy diet to gain weight with gastroparesis but not diabetic?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis slow stomach emptying if correct diagnosis small frequent meals cannot use high fat food to gain weight protein supplements may help work with a good nutition. ...Read more

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Thrown up almost every day for a year. In sept I was diagnosed W/ gastroparesis. What else could cause this? Diet changes and meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) no help

Thrown up almost every day for a year. In sept I was diagnosed W/ gastroparesis. What else could cause this? Diet changes and meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) no help

Many things: Can cause gastroparesis. It can be from anything that can affect the innervation (nerve system) of the stomach. That can range from hormonal problems like diabetes or thyroid disease, infections, autoimmune diseases, nutritional disease and more. ...Read more

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I was on a liquid diet for 2 months never lost a pound. I was put on it because of gastroparesis, on linzess now I can have a bm why?

Maybe constipation: It is possible that your "gastroparesis" or delayed gastric emptying was part of your underlying irritable bowel/constipation syndrome in which your bowels are sluggish. Linzess is a new drug to treat this. Seems to really help about 1/2 of patients with this problem. Glad it helped you. ...Read more

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What would cause my b6 to be 230.9 BG/mL (2.1-21.7) When my multivitamin only has 15mg/day and I eat a very limited diet due to Gastroparesis?

What would cause my b6 to be 230.9 BG/mL (2.1-21.7) When my multivitamin only has 15mg/day and I eat a very limited diet due to Gastroparesis?

Vit B6: What would cause my b6 to be 230.9 BG/mL (2.1-21.7) When my multivitamin only has 15mg/day and I eat a very limited diet due to Gastroparesis? ANS: Error in assay, getting any Vit shots? Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis. Diagnosed via endoscopy Liquid diet per G.I. Getting Sent 2 Specialist. How do I ensure getting my nutrients to be as healthy as can?

Gastroparesis. Diagnosed via endoscopy Liquid diet per G.I. Getting Sent 2 Specialist. How do I ensure getting my nutrients to be as healthy as can?

Symptom control: While endoscopy is part of the work up for gastroparesis it is not a diagnostic test. A gastric emptying study will be needed somewhere along the way. Lexapro (escitalopram) is well known to cause nausea and I would suggest reviewing your chronic meds with your prescriber. The best way to ensure you are getting your nutrients will be to control your nausea. What type of specialist did your Gi send you to? ...Read more

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Severe gastroparesis throw up everyday. Mostly liquid diet. How do I ensure I'm getting theb right nutrients to be as healthy as possible?

Severe gastroparesis throw up everyday. Mostly liquid diet. How do I ensure I'm getting theb right nutrients to be as healthy as possible?

Not yet: Your symptoms need better medical management before looking for alternate means of nutrition. How was your gastroparesis diagnosed? Is it possible that anxiety/panic plays a significant role in your vomiting spells? Would suggest talking to your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more

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EGD shows gastroparesis. Allergic to Reglan (metoclopramide) & Erythromycin. Told to manage with diet. Is that enough?

EGD shows gastroparesis. Allergic to Reglan (metoclopramide) & Erythromycin. Told to manage with diet. Is that enough?

Define "allergic": True "drug allergy", or "adverse drug reaction", often times it is the latter, side effects are interpreted as "allergy" to a certain drug, we avoid it and lose the benefit. Kindly write down what exactly were your symptoms when had the drug, how long after administering it, and how did the symptoms go away for each dug separately, show them to your doctor. You can see an allergist to sort it out ...Read more

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Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies:
1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs
2) eat frequently and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein
3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places).
Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the next best step to help my gastroparesis?

What is the next best step to help my gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Not sure what you have tried before. If you do have gastroparesis you may find relief with proton pump inhibitors with Erythromycin or reglan (metoclopramide). If that does not work, some bigger institutions may try gastric pacemaker. Please ask your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the best medication used to manage pain caused by gastroparesis?

Pain and gastropares: If you have diagnose gastroparesis with delayed gastric emptying on a gastric emptyings study that rules out obstruction you may have compacted food in your stomach (Bezoar) or even associated peptic ulcer. I would recommend an EGD (upper endoscopy) ...Read more

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What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats ; large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above ; see diabetic provider. Of note, a small particle size diet has recently been shown effective in gastroparesis too. ...Read more

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What are the current best treatment options for mild- moderate gastroparesis?

What are the current best treatment options for mild- moderate gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Treatment of gastroparesis is too complex to go into a 400 character note. A great, easy to understand summary can be found at http://www. Medicinenet. Com/gastroparesis/page4.htm#how_is_gastroparesis_treated however. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep blood sugar at a normal level in an individual who suffers with gastroparesis?

What is the best way to keep blood sugar at a normal level in an individual who suffers with gastroparesis?

Sugar control: Take medications as prescribed by your physician for management of diabetes. Medications like pramlintide and Byetta are generally avoided in such cases. Make sure you start watching your diet and exercising as well. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Pasniciuc, I have a question on the best way to treat IBS and gastroparesis?

IBS/ gastroparesis: IBS, irritable bowel syndrome and gastroparesis are rather poorly understood conditions. The approach is usually multidisciplinary and I would advise involving early a gastroenterologist at a tertiary center in order to confirm the diagnosis and to start a therapeutic trial. Starting a food log along with symptoms log will help anywhere along the way. ...Read more

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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

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How long can post viral gastroparesis last for and what are the best treatments

Hard to know: The condition can be short-lived but can also last for years unfortunately. Eating smaller more frequent meals help. There are not too many fda-approved drugs for this condition and most have side effects. Try to be patient and good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Bowel dysfunction is: Very common in MS, afflicting at least 50% of patients. Gastroparesis, is NOT due to MS, and a second cause should be sought. Generic approaches to constipation include: stool softeners (Colace, Surfak), mild laxatives (percolate or per diem), rectal suppositories (glycerin, ducolax), rarely enemas. Increase dietary fibre. ...Read more

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Idiopathic Gastroparesis and Achalasia: what is the best med to take for pain? I had my large intestine removed but pain also continues in low pelvis.

Idiopathic Gastroparesis and Achalasia: what is the best med to take for pain? I had my large intestine removed but pain also continues in low pelvis.

Specialist: This is a very complicated motility problem they can effect each other in negative way you need to see a GI or motility specialist good luck ...Read more

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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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What is gastroparesis?

What is gastroparesis?

'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis, what to do?

Diet: Small frequent meals, low in fat.
drink plenty of fluids
control your sugars if you are diabetic
get your thyroid checked ...Read more

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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

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How is gastroparesis treated?

Dietary first: Unfortunately there is no great treatment for gastroparesis, if there is an underlying cause, such as diabetes blood glucose control may help. Best management options would be dietary changes. Medications are limited by poor efficacy and side effects (i.e. Reglan). Occasionally a gastric pacemaker can be placed, but this is a new technology so limited experience. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis come and go?

Yes: Or patients with at least symptomatic gastroparesis may have periods of being asymptomatic and other times have symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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How is gastroparesis diagnosed?

Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...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