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Can gastroparesis kill you?

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. 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


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Can severe gastroparesis kill you?

Can severe gastroparesis kill you?

No: Have not heard of this being a lethal condition. Medications can frequently treat but if they fail, a laparoscopic gastric pacemaker or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are surgical options that have met with good success rates. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis, what to do?

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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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 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

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What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Nausea and vomiting: Gastroparesis is a delay in the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. Patients will feel full early when they begin eating. The condition is seen in diabetes, low thyroid function, viral infections and may occur as a result of certain medications. The diagnosis is confirmed by a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. Small, multiple, low fat meals are a preferred diet. ...Read more

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What are the complications of gastroparesis?

Malnutrition: Untreated gastroparesis can cause nausea, indigestion, and fullness or bloating. It can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Gastroparesis can be caused by medications such as prescription pain pills. It can be a complication of diabetes, or occur on its own (idiopathic). There are medications which work in some patients, but treatment can be difficult. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

Food list: Food diary is very helpfull for gastroparesis to see which food makes you more bloated and takes more time to empty so that you avoid those food. ...Read more

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Does coffee cause gastroparesis?

No: the most common causes of gastroparesis are: diabetes, medications, infections. coffee is not known to cause gastroparesis ...Read more

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Is gastroparesis really contagious?

Slow stomach: Gastroparesis refers to delayed stomach emptying and is frequently present in people with diabetes. There are some cases where this can result from an autoimmune reaction to a viral infection. You can not catch or spread gastroparesis, but you can spread gastroenteritis commonly known as the stomach flu, usually through food or poor hygiene. ...Read more

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Why does post viral gastroparesis occur?

Nerve damage: Post-infectious gastroparesis (pigp) is a subgroup of idiopathic gastroparesis. This is usually caused by virus. Symptoms may take 4 weeks to over 12 months to resolve.It is believed that the virus somehow damages the nerves going to stomach. ...Read more

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Can post viral gastroparesis be chronic?

Yes: I have seen cases of it last many years. Fortunately, it is uncommon. ...Read more

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Who does a gastrectomy for gastroparesis?

Who does a gastrectomy for gastroparesis?

Surgeon: It is pretty unusual to perform a gastrectomy for gastroperesis. Another option might be a gastrojejunostomy. This bascially re-routes a piece of small intestine up to the stomach so that food can empty from the stomach more easily. Surgeons, especially minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgeons could help talk about the advantages of each approach. ...Read more

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How does someone get post viral gastroparesis?

?: Don't know but it happens should be self limited if really post virial. I have diagnosed this and then realized that symptoms occurred long before viral infection. ...Read more

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Do people with gastroparesis have a lot of pain?

Sxs of gastroparesis: Regardless of cause, gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) presents with heartburn, chronic or intermittent nausea, vomiting (of old food), bloating, early satiety (fill up quickly), or abdominal pain postprandially (after eating). In mild cases, symptoms subside when the gut is empty but return when again full. One sees increased symptoms after a large solid meal vs a liquid one. Get checked. ...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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Gastroparesis and anul discharge, are they related ?

No: There would be no relationship that i can think of between these conditions. ...Read more