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Doctor insights on: Best Gastroparesis Program

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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 (in us), or domperidone (other places). Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...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. If that does not work, some bigger institutions may try gastric pacemaker.Please ask your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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 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 is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What empties easily: Gastroparesis is uncommonly seen with diabetes, neurologic diseases, after some gut surgery, other. Liquids empty easier than solids; fatty foods empty more slowly; high fiber empties more slowly. See dietician for help. ...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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Hello Dr. Pasniciuc, I have a question on the best way to treat IBS and gastroparesis?

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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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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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 & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more