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Do people with gastroparesis have a lot of pain?

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

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 should I do if I am losing a lot of weight from gastroparesis?

Liquid supplements: Since gastroparesis tends to mainly affect solid food emptying, try to add more calories in the form of liquid supplements such as boost and ensure. ...Read more

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I have gained a lot of weight with gastroparesis. How can I lose the weight?

I have gained a lot of weight with gastroparesis.  How can I lose the weight?

Weight gain: First thing would be to get the gastroparesis under control. Then, like with all weight loss plans, a sensible diet and exercise regimen may help. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and I get bloated a lot when I eat. sometimes thinking of food makes me want to puke. my cousin has gastroparesis, could it be that?

My stomach hurts and I get bloated a lot when I eat. sometimes thinking of food makes me want to puke. my cousin has gastroparesis, could it be that?

It could, but ...: ...your problem may be caused by hundreds of other possibilities too (many unrelated to the GI tract). Would suggest a visit to your doctor for evaluation please. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of gastric pain, nausea, and lack of energy. Have gastroparesis. At what point should I be concerned?

Gastroparesis: This should be of some concern, in my opinion. First off, the cause of the gastroparesis has to determined. Discuss with your primary care, and, he will refer you to a gastro-enterologist in your area. ...Read more

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How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

Compounding pharmacy: Some of your local pharmacies that routinely compound medications may be able to obtain it for you with a doctor's prescription. Good luck-- ...Read more

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What is gastroparesis?

What is gastroparesis?

'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read more

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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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How common is gastroparesis?

See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age. H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more