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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Can gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Yes in advanced stag: Malnutrition due to poor absorption of nutrients or a low calorie intake suggest eating six small meals a day instead of three large ones. When a person has severe symptoms, a liquid or puréed diet may be prescribed. ...Read more

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I got gastroparesis involuntarily vomit daily. Family thinks bulimia I'm concerned abt my weight loss but starting to ? My self can I be and not know

I got gastroparesis involuntarily  vomit daily. Family thinks bulimia I'm concerned abt my weight loss but starting to ? My self can I be and not know

Are you asking: if you could have bulimia and not know it? That is possible. I have treated some bulimic patients who got to the point where they could vomit after eating without putting fingers down throat. Gastroparesis isn't bulimia. But it you are concerned that you might have an eating disorder - please let your doctor know so that you can be further evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Cuz of gastroparesis IV been eating about 1000 calories a day for 2 years when not on TPN or tube feeding what can be the effects besides weight loss?

Gastroparesis: The effects are dehydration, vitamins and mineral deficiency with muscle loss ; weakness. It is interesting to note you are 17 year old. What is the cause of gastroparesis after these diagnostic tests?Treatment of cause is cure. I see you are on reglan. Propulsid can be tried. You may want to be aware of electrical pacing of stomach , surgery or jejunostomy tube for long range. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause weight gain due to dietary restrictions?

Nausea and bloating: Gastroperesis is most commenly seen with poorly controlled diabetes.Delayed gastric emptying secondary to gastroperesis can cause decreased appetite and usually does not lead to weight gain. ...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 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

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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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What are the best medication used to manage pain caused by gastroparesis?

Pain and gastropares: If you have diagnose gastroparesis with delayed gastric emptying on a gastric emptyings study that rules out obstruction you may have compacted food in your stomach (Bezoar) or even associated peptic ulcer. I would recommend an EGD (upper endoscopy) ...Read more

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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