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Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Potentially: People with gastroparesis typically have chronic difficulties with nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying. If you are unable to take in much nutrition, this will be problematic with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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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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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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How is gastroparesis treated?

Dietary first: Unfortunately there is no great treatment for gastroparesis, if there is an underlying cause, such as diabetes blood glucose control may help. Best management options would be dietary changes. Medications are limited by poor efficacy and side effects (i.e. Reglan). Occasionally a gastric pacemaker can be placed, but this is a new technology so limited experience. ...Read more

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What are the complications I should watch for when diagnosed with gastroparesis?

What are the complications I should watch for when diagnosed with gastroparesis?

Complications rare.: Gastroparesis is a broad term to describe delayed gastric emptying and can result in a variety of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, early satiety, abdominal pain and bloating. There are rare adherent complications of and those most commonly occur as as a consequences of poor nutritional intake. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis come and go?

Yes: Or patients with at least symptomatic gastroparesis may have periods of being asymptomatic and other times have symptoms. ...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

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