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I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

Effective: In gastroparesis, the muscle in the outlet of the stomach is injected to help it relax and improve stomach emptying. Side effects of the medication are few and are related to spread of the medication to undesired areas. I have injected this medication for years (for muscle tightness) and have not had problems besides local discomfort. It will take a few days to start feeling the effect. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?

I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis.  Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?

May be: Symptoms will be well controlled with strict sugar monitoring and there might be a potential to completely eliminating the symptoms after months or years . But there is no definite data about that. ...Read more

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What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

Domperidol: Domperidol is used a lot around this area. Metoclopramide is also used but can cause a muscle movement disorder with chronic use ( tardive dyskinesia). ...Read more

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My son has been hospitalized with diabetic gastroparesis 5 times in the last two years and has constant cramps and nausea; any hope of a recovery?

My son has been hospitalized with diabetic gastroparesis 5 times in the last two years and has constant cramps and nausea; any hope of a recovery?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, and follow up care. ...Read more

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In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty.Whats wrong?Tried hormones.

In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty.Whats wrong?Tried hormones.

G.I. doctor can help: A primary care doctor can help fix the diabetes. The length of time a person has had diabetes before getting diagnosed influences how much damage has been done to various organs in the body. Rectal bleeding is a different issue, and needs to be checked out by the gastro-intestinal specialist (G.I. Doc), who can do a colonoscopy to look for hemorrhoids, polyps, and colon cancer. ...Read more

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Is diabetic gastropathy and gastroparesis the same? Please advise!

Same thing: Diabetic gastropathy is a more comprehensive term that encompasses all types of stomach motility problems seen in diabetics. They can be used interchangeably when talking to patients as treatment is the same ...Read more

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I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

Diabetic..: Gastroparesis does not cause pain! feel full quickly, vomit up undigested food hours after eating, poor unpredictable diabetes control. Even though prone to esophagitis/ ulcers they don't cause pain either- i've written on this thus md must look for other causes of abdominal and thoracic pain!. ...Read more

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Have gastroparesis.not diabetic. Feel like I'm starving but cant eat. Wake up drenched in sweat and shaky. What can I do?

Gastroparesis: Since you have a diagnosis of gastroparesis but are not responding well to any treatment from your current doctors you might want to see a different doctor. "Drenched in sweat and shaky" could be a hormone issue but more likely it could be your fear of not being well. A visit to a Psychologist may be of good help. At the very least that would help with some of your concerns. Keep me posted. ...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