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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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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 medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read more

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How long do patients with gastroparesis stay on medication?

Depends: I would assume that depends on the cause of gastroparesis. If this is acute and self limited due to a viral illness then that should resolve in days to weeks. If it is related to a chronic condition then that may depend on how well controlled the chronic condition may be (i.e. diabetes). Sorry but cannot give you a definitive answer ...Read more

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What is the long-term outcome for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the long-term outcome for patients with gastroparesis?

Depends: This depends mostly on what the cause of the gastroparesis is. If it is due to diabetes, your ultimate outcome mostly depends on how well you control your blood sugars. If you do well, your disease is unlikely to progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Same mechanism: The whole GI system is slow, involving stomach and bowel. Discuss with your doc why and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is gj tube or a j tube a better option for a gastroparesis patient?

Is gj tube or a j tube a better option for a gastroparesis patient?

Depends: A g/j tube allows venting of the stomach while feeding the small bowel. The correct tube depends on your situation. Ask your doctor which one is best for you. ...Read more

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I got botox to treat my gastroparesis my doc said my pylorus did not look abnormal like it dose with gastroparesis patients what does that mean?

I got botox to treat my gastroparesis my doc said my pylorus did not look abnormal like it dose with gastroparesis patients what does that mean?

Difficult to tell: The best person to ask would be the endoscopist. They saw the duodenum and perhaps obtained a biopsy and you should go back and discuss this at length and get their recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...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 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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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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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

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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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