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How is gastroparesis treated?

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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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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How can I treat gastroparesis?

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

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How do you treat gastroparesis?

Depends on severity: You can eat smaller meals more frequently. Avoid fatty foods. Consult a gastroenterologist regarding medical treatment, pending severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you treat gastroparesis ?

Multiple approaches: Gastroparesis patients have delayed or slow stomach emptying . We can treat them with medications that increase the motility of the stomach and also by dietary management like small, frequent meals, low fat diet, low insoluble fibre diet. Also keeping an eye on hydration and drinking enough fluid. ...Read more

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What can I try instead of raglan to treat gastroparesis?

Domperidone: Domperidone is a dopamine agonist and can not be bought in the USA. Two side effects include depression and lactation. ...Read more

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What are some remedies to treat and alleviate gastroparesis symptoms?

What are some remedies to treat and alleviate gastroparesis symptoms?

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

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If to treat Gastroparesis, which kind of doctor to reccomend ?

Many: 1st primary care, then GI. Confoirm diagnosis with a nuclear medicine gastric emtpying study. If diet and optimization of existing meds don't work, a trial of meds such as reglan, (metoclopramide) cisapride, and/or domperidone is in order. Next step would be gastric stimulator implantation, and finally removal of the stomach as a last resort. Stimulator info on Medtronic website. Interent forums on gastroparesis. ...Read more

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I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

Effective: In gastroparesis, the muscle in the outlet of the stomach is injected to help it relax and improve stomach emptying. Side effects of the medication are few and are related to spread of the medication to undesired areas. I have injected this medication for years (for muscle tightness) and have not had problems besides local discomfort. It will take a few days to start feeling the effect. ...Read more

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If you have had botulism, is it a contradiction to have a botox afterwards? Or does it make any difference? It is being used to treat gastroparesis.

May be immune : If you have developed neutralizing antibodies to the Botox protein, the Botox may not work. This happens occasionally in patients who use Botox injections for wrinkles on the forehead. Over time, after multiple sessions of injections, some patients develop antibodies to Botox and either need larger doses to work or it sometimes doesn't work for them anymore. ...Read more