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Can Gastroparesis Cause Low Gfr
I have mitochondrial disease that causes severe gastroparesis. Currently I'm on a fairly low rate of an elemental formula through my J-tube, though I've been on TPN previously. I also currently have a PICC for fluids, meds, and occasionally antibiotics.
Yes?: So we see you have multiple problems. What is your question? ...Read more
Could gastroparesis cause a malabsorption issues with meds? Is there a solution for meds to be more effective?
Gastroparesis: Erratic absorption of medication may occur because of delayed emptying of the stomach ...Read more
What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?
Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications. ...Read more
Been on glp1 meds for dm2 for a while. They work great, but cause bad gastroparesis. Is there a risk of gastroparesis continuing after ending meds?
Reversible: Delayed gastric emptying related to GLP-1 agonism is reversible and usually resolves within 2-3 days of cessation/stopping. This is why medications as such are stopped 2-3 days prior to completing a gastric empyting study to make sure it doesn't confound/complicate the interpretation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been diagnosed with gastroparesis, egg test... Isn't there an underlying condition too cause this ? I really need help what tests should I have ran ?
Slow transit: Simply stating, it is a slowing of the gastric transit. It is usually caused by involvement of the autonomic nervous system, the system that controls the function of various organs without any participation of will or awareness. Your heart beats, but without your direct input. Diabetes is one of the most often cited causes, in addition to scleroderma, bulimia, and parkinson's disease. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Will it ever go away and is there usually a underlying cause for this disease?
Yes, generally: the diagnosis is somewhat non specific to indicate that your stomach function has slowed down compared to what it was before. Usually this follows an acute infection like gastritis or gastroenteritis which are mostly viral. In most cases, symptoms resolve in 3-4 wks. Make sure to follow up with the doctor who made the diagnosis. Don't let him get away until u recover completely! ...Read more
Diagnosed w, gastroparesis no diabetes what testing shoul I have done too try too find cause? I can't live like this I'm getting no help from docs?
Gastroparesis: I find it hard to accept that you can't get help from any doctors. That said, with your symptoms you should contact your primary doctor and ask for a referral to a Gastro-enterologist. ...Read more
I have gastroparesis which has also caused chronic gastritis w/ reactive gastrophy? What is reactive gastrophy? What happens w/ reactive gastrophy in the long term?
Gastroparesis: Do you have underlying diabetes? If so controlling diabetes will reveal some of your symptoms. Under guidance of your GI specialist, you may want to try metaclopramide, Erythromycin or even a gastric pacemaker if you the right candidate. Reactive gastritis is due to some offending event or substance. Can be controlled by avoiding the offending agent like alcohol or coffee, spices/ antacids help. ...Read more
It can be related: The dementing brain and the aging body are connected. When the 'thinking' function of the brain starts to seriously decline than bodily functions like swallowing, voiding, bowel elimination can also go down in a parallel fashion. As always, be on the lookout for other issues that could be causing the gastroparesis unrelated to the dementia. ...Read more
Modify diet, meds: Don't smoke marijuana. Drink water throughout your meals. Sometimes eating smaller meals of soft, low fiber and low fat foods can help. You can try mild exercise after eating. You may need a medicine like Reglan (metoclopramide) to help stimulate stomach contractions. If the gastroparesis is severe, then you may need to have a feeding tube to your intestine or electric gastric stimulator implanted. ...Read more