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Which foods should you eat with gastroparesis?

Which foods should you eat with gastroparesis?

Few here: Small meals 6 times a day may help. Fatty foods and oils will day gastric emptying even more. Avoid fibrous fruits and vegetables, like oranges and broccoli because they may cause bezoars. Eat low fiber high fiber forms of foods, cooked fruits an vegetables not raw. ...Read more

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


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What foods should I eat to put wait on with gastroparesis?

What foods should I eat to put wait on with gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats & large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. That being said, there are many reasons for gastroparesis (some reversible, some progressive). If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above & see diabetic provider. ...Read more

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What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats ; large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above ; see diabetic provider. Of note, a small particle size diet has recently been shown effective in gastroparesis too. ...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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Have PCOS. Having gastroparesis lately (can't eat much, food isn't digesting, heartburn). HR over 100 every single time I eat. Taking birth control.?

Have PCOS. Having gastroparesis lately (can't eat much, food isn't digesting, heartburn). HR over 100 every single time I eat. Taking birth control.?

Gastroenterologist: Consider seeing a gastroenterologist to evaluate your digestive tract. This does not sound like an issue related to PCOS or birth control. It is more likely to be a GI issue. ...Read more

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What can someone with gastroparesis eat?

What can someone with gastroparesis eat?

Liquids: There are different degrees of gastroparesis. Keep in mind, liquids empty faster than solids. Also fat and dairy slow down g.I motility and should be avoided.

There is a 3 stage gastroparesis that can be followed depending on the severity of the gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies:
1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs
2) eat frequently and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein
3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places).
Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

Food list: Food diary is very helpfull for gastroparesis to see which food makes you more bloated and takes more time to empty so that you avoid those food. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I can't seem to eat anything. Do you have any suggestions?

Yes: First line treatment for gastroparesis is dietary. Recommendations include small frequent meals consisting of a low fat, low residue diet. Second line treatment is usually medication and would require a visit to your doctor's office. Common medications used for gastroparesis include metoclopramide, Erythromycin and domperidone. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis and I want to make sure I am eating the right foods, what should I be eating?

I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis and I want to make sure I am eating the right foods, what should I be eating?

Graze. Low fat, fiber: Graze through the day [avoid large meals]. Avoid high fat foods. Avoid high fiber foods [fibers, broccoli, nuts & beans]. Fill up on good choice foods before eating junk food. Solid foods like meat can be be pureed. Much more information here:
http://uvahealth. Com/services/digestive-health-1/images-and-docs/gastroparesis-diet. Pdf. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

Food: Smaller, puréed meals may be one option of dealing with it. Less fat is also recommended as fat rich meals tend to stay in the stomach longer and make the gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to eat a peeled hot dog if I have gastroparesis?

Yes: Hot dogs are generally high in fat which will further delay your stomach emptying. Try a piece of turkey instead. ...Read more

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Is it possible to eat out without going off my gastroparesis meal plan?

Yes: Restaurants now have many alternatives and lots of options to choose from. Just choose the right one that is compatible with your meal plan. ...Read more

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Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies:
1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs
2) eat frequently (2 hours) and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein
3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places).
Good luck! ...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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I have gastroparesis and was wondering what I can do about it to help me control it? What foods I should stay away from? I'm not on any med for it now

Gastroparesis: There are some medications that are approved for treating gastroparesis though may not improve symptoms in every patient and may have side effects. Check with primary care physician or gastroenterologist to see if you are a candidate for Reglan (metoclopramide) treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone with gastroparesis to eat fiber in small portions?

Gastroparesis: Look online for gastroparesis diet. The main emphasis is eating more often, smaller amounts. This condition is more common in diabetics but cn be seen in other people as well. See your doctor for follow-up. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Varies: Depending on the severityof the gastroparesis and its resolution either muptiple small feedings to supplemental GI nutrition thru a tube. ...Read more

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What’s the life expectancy of someone with gastroparesis? (With no notable sings of bad nutrition at all)

Depends on underlyin: Life expectancy's hard to answer; it depends on the patient's underlying conditions (cancer? autoimmune disease? diabetes? neurologic diagnosis?) more so than on gastroparesis per se. Gastroparesis just means that the food transits slowly. It says nothing about whether the food is nutritive, or if the nutrient absorption is poor. So nutrition may be good in gastroparesis. TTYD or HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What are some healthy high calorie food that are gastroparesis friendly

Ice cream: Patients with gastroparesis should be on a low residue diet. Ice cream is a high calorie food (not the light or low fat type) that is gastroparesis friendly. Just remember that too much fat in your diet will slow gastric emptying and may make the symptoms of gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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What are some foods that can help control GERD that are gastroparesis friendly

What are some foods that can help control GERD that are gastroparesis friendly

Protein: Protein rich foods help with gerd. Fatty foods can make it worse. Other foods to avoid: caffeine (coffee, black tea, energy drinks), carbonated beverages, acid foods (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tomatoes), spicy food, chocolate, mint. Alcohol and smoking are very bad for gerd. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis and want to try some kind of adult formula because all food is misery for me but I'm lacking hydration/nutrients. Anything otc?

I have gastroparesis and want to try some kind of adult formula because all food is misery for me but I'm lacking hydration/nutrients. Anything otc?

Adult formula: There are several drinks that contain nutrients such as Ensure or Boost. I recommend meeting with a nutritionist to get a detailed meal plan best for you. ...Read more

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Can't eat any types of meat or lettuce. Diag w/ gastroparesis in 07'. Last empty. Study done standing. Was norm. Is this the rt. Way to do test? Gravity?

Yes: The right way to do the study is to replicate the way you would normally eat. People eat in an upright position. And those with gastroparesis should especially avoid lying down for a couple hours after eating. We aren't interested in seeing what happens if someone lies down immediately after eating. We want to see if the problem exists even when a person is eating correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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How high is the risk of choking (on food) while under anesthetics if you have gastroparesis and frequent acid reflux?

How high is the risk of choking (on food) while under anesthetics if you have gastroparesis and frequent acid reflux?

Unlnown: The understanding of "nothing by mouth" times has changed in recent years. The length of time being far shorter. However a person with gastro paresis may potentially extend the nothing by mouth times considerably way past eight hours. ...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

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Can gastroparesis come and go? Had an emptying study done last year and at 4 hours my stomach was 96% empty, but some food feels like it stays for hours

Gastroparesis: Gastric motility can vary and you may not have true gastroparesis but may have some delayed gastric emptying after ingesting certain foods. Fatty and greasy foods are notorious for causing delayed gastric emptying. ...Read more

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Can my gastroparesis be making me dizzy when I eat and drink it doesn't get better?

Can my gastroparesis be making me dizzy when I eat and drink it doesn't get better?

Not likely: Gastroparesis in and of itself will not cause dizziness. However, it is evidence of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, which may put you at risk of other neurological phenomena contributing to dizziness, e g blood pressure instability, etc. Persistent and/or severe dizziness can be effectively evaluated by neurologists and an ent/ audiology team. ...Read more

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My gastroparesis is flaring up again. Once nauseous (ate "too much"), is there anything I can do/eat/take to help my stomach?

My gastroparesis is flaring up again. Once nauseous (ate "too much"), is there anything I can do/eat/take to help my stomach?

Low fiber, Prokinetic: The best thing to do is to withhold solid food until the pain/discomfort goes away. If the nausea is severe, sometimes liquids can't even be kept down. A prokinetic agent, such as Metoclopramide and domperidone (not available in the us) can help, but would try to treat the underlying condition, such as diabetes. After you are better, treat with small frequent feedings of a low fiber diet. ...Read more

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What other things can present same symptoms as gastroparesis? I had endoscope that showed undigested food. Throw up every day. Nothing helps.

What other things can present same symptoms as gastroparesis? I had endoscope that showed undigested food. Throw up every day. Nothing helps.

Gastroparesis: Endoscopy is good to show if there is a stomach outlet obstruction. A Gastric Emptying Study will prove if there is delayed gastric emptying. Lack of gastric acid may contribute to the retained un digested food. ...Read more