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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Overview)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is not a physical obstruction.


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

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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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
412 doctors shared insights

Gastroparesis (Overview)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is not a physical obstruction.


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How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

Instability: The blood sugars may wax and wane as the food stuffs do not travel out in a regular fashion. Better glucose control can improve gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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Can it still be gastroparesis if you have multiple symptoms, but do not vomit? What other diseases could mimic gastroparesis symptom?

Gastroparesis: There several causes that can mimic gastroparetic symptoms. You are likely to have previous work up such as labs, egd/colonoscopy, possible abdominal/pelvic ct to make sure you have no other underlying diseases such as peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder dysfunction, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, food allergies, side effects. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). Whats the time to the pills?

With meals: Not sure what the question is asking but if you are taking this med for gastroparesis, you should take it 30 min before your big meals, so essentially, 3x/day. ...Read more

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What are ways to diagnose gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: the gold standard is a "gastric emptying study" done by nuclear medicine or radiology. An upper endoscopy can provide findings suggestive of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Do they test for gastroparesis, if not what could we do?

Yes: A nuclear gastric emptying study may aid in the diagnosis but it far from perfect. Some places are able to test intestinal motity with a swallowed capsule called a smart pill. ...Read more

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What tests do they use fore gastroparesis?

Test: The diagnostic test for gastroparesis is called gastric emptying scintigraphy..It's a 4 hours test.. ...Read more