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Gastroparesis Want Make Eating
Improves symptoms: Some emptying does occur. Symptoms are worse when your stomach is full. Smaller meals helps to minimize symptoms though it does not treat the disease. ...Read more
Depends: Smaller, more frequent meals is the rule of thumb for ig. You will be able to tell what size meals you can tolerate comfortably with time. ...Read more
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
How long before eating should I take domperidone 10 mg for post viral gastroparesis for optimal results?
30 minutes (or more): You need to find out how long it takes your body to start to absorb the medication -- usually that's about 30 minutes, or more, depending on your degree of gastric emptying. If your gastric emptying is 0-15% at 2 hours, consider taking it an hour before; 15-30% - 45 minutes, and 30%+ 30 minutes should work out well. Good luck! i've had gastroparesis for 9 years, so i can truly sympathize! ...Read more
Small meals frequent: 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
Im 18 4'11 95 pounds have gastroparesis and trying to maintain my wait how many calories a day should I be eating?
WEIGHT REDUCTION: Calories between 500 to 1000 per day will be needed to loss weight and maintain it. ...Read more
Diagnoses with gastroparesis throw up all dayFamily keep asking about bulimia so much I'm questioning myself now... can I hav eating disorder¬ kno?
In the mind? : The answer lies in your "body image" Do you think that you are fat despise being told you are Normal weight by your doctors? Were you a gymnast or ballet dancer? Keep up your psychology evaluation! It sounds like your family is worried about you and this leads me to think anorexia or bulimia are possible. One in 5 women with anorexia die of disease. Mortality 4 bulimia lower, death possible ...Read more
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 (metoclopramide). 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
I get full only after eating small amt thn hungry in few hrs.Abd ct. W/wo oral & IV contrast.Hiatal hernia.Gp says poss. Gastroparesis. Other ideas?
Possible gastritis: While the ct rules out bad things, there may be gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining. This could be made worse by a bacterial infection (h pylori). I would recommend an egd or upper endoscopy to biopsy and visualize stomach. Your acid reflux suggests this possibility. Treatable with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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