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Doctor insights on: Handling Gastroparesis Condition

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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


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I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Will it ever go away and is there usually a underlying cause for this disease?

I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Will it ever go away and is there usually a underlying cause for this disease?

Yes, generally: the diagnosis is somewhat non specific to indicate that your stomach function has slowed down compared to what it was before. Usually this follows an acute infection like gastritis or gastroenteritis which are mostly viral. In most cases, symptoms resolve in 3-4 wks. Make sure to follow up with the doctor who made the diagnosis. Don't let him get away until u recover completely! ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Currently only managed with antinausea meds. Does this condition become worse or better over time?

I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Currently only managed with antinausea meds. Does this condition become worse or better over time?

Depends: Gastroparesis is often linked to diabetes. If the drug you are taking for nausea is metoclopramide, you may find improvement since it increases GI motility. There is also evidence that low doses of certain antibiotics can improve motility as well. Discuss this with your gastroenterologist since the are side effects associated with either therapies. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid.It turns out that the most common kind of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease just like some forms of diabetes!your endocrinologist can definitely provide more info about this. Take care! ...Read more

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What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Yes, but....: Systemic sclerosis (ssc) can cause gastroparesis, although ssc is a rare disease. Diabetes is a more common cause of gastroparesis. Also keep in mind that many medications can also effect gastric motility. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

Doctors can help: An adult with such problems can be cared for by his primary care doctor or his G.I. Specialist. Sometimes various medications, foods, etc..., are tried, with different meds showing some level of effectiveness at different times in a patient's life. Kids can see their pediatrician and a pedi GI doctor for help. With chronic problems, be sure to always have very good medical insurance. ...Read more

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My heart rate goes up after meals from my normal 60's-70's to the 90's. Worrisome? I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and mild Gastroparesis.

My heart rate goes up after meals from my normal 60's-70's to the 90's. Worrisome? I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and mild Gastroparesis.

Normal reflex not: This is a normal reflex NOT related to MCTD. After you eat, a large portion of blood flow is diverted to the stomach & intestines for digestion; it's as if you lose circulating blood volume. To maintain cardiac output to the brain, with less volume, the heart speeds up (volume x heart rate is the output. Decr of one means incr the other). This is the gastrocardiac reflex, & is entirely normal ...Read more