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Gastroparesis Want Make Eating
Not carbs for sleep: Foods that are high in tryptophan (an Amino Acid that converts to serotonin & melatonin) will help sleep. This includes bananas (which have carbs plus magnesium & potassium -- important in relaxing tense muscles), warm milk, cheese, & yogurt (which have calcium too.) almonds are good -- high in magnesium. Chamomile tea is very nice. A glass or tart cherry juice can boost melatonin naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not one answer: Might not be a decisive point. Infact some people likes to eat an early lunch and no breakfast. For some person eating several small meal/snack works the best. There are several way to nourish yourself and in order to lose weight you should use exercise and balanced diet. ...Read more
That is possible: But the helicobacter infection is a better cause, and hydrocodone has the capacity to produce nausea. Sounds as if you might want to see a GI doctor (or if you have, follow their suggestions). Do see a professional for depression. This has become increasingly treatable in recent years. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't: If you are eating something that doesn't agree with you don't eat it. If this was a food with major benefits that would be different but it is not. ...Read more
Probably: just the opposite if it is bad due to bacterial /parasite contamination it will give you severe diarrhea and you may rapidly dehydrate. If you don't diagnose the infection and treat it as well as hydrate it you may subsequently develop constipation after the infection has passed. ...Read more
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
No: Eating a banana a day is unlikely to make you fat as long as it's part of a healthy & balanced diet. But it's also a good idea to eat a varied diet w/lots of different fruits & vegetables, lean proteins, healthy oils, etc. Don't forget that regular exercise is also a must for good health & to maintain your weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Vomit 1-5min aftr eat/drink. No gallbladder. Mild gastroparesis. Not pregnant. Left abdo. Pain after vomit. Mild nausea after eating. Cause?
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
'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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age. H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more
Gastroparesis: 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. ...Read more
Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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