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What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Nausea and vomiting: Gastroparesis is a delay in the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. Patients will feel full early when they begin eating. The condition is seen in diabetes, low thyroid function, viral infections and may occur as a result of certain medications. The diagnosis is confirmed by a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. Small, multiple, low fat meals are a preferred diet. ...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 are gastroparesis symptoms managed?

How are gastroparesis symptoms managed?

Lifestyle/meds: Some simple lifestyle modifications can help with gastroparesis. These including eating smaller, more frequent meals that are easier to digest. If this does not work, medications like Erythromycin have been shown to be most effective in improving motility, of course, fixing the underlying cause is best. If you are diabetic, best management of the diabetes with a target a1c of 6 is ideal. ...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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How long does it typically take for dietary changes to make a difference in my gastroparesis symptoms?

Immediately: If you are eating small, low-fiber meals, you should notice less pain with eating at that time, because stretching of the stomach causes the pain of gastroparesis. So you should notice pain (or lack of it) while you are at the end of your meal. ...Read more

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Does a J Tube alleviate the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Yes + provides food: A "j" tube is placed into the jejunum, a part of the small intestine located beyond the stomach. Food can be absorbed in the intestine without needing the stomach to fill up (and fail to empty adequately). ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Are changed bowel habits symptoms of gastroparesis?

Probably not: Gastroparesis - delayed empyting of your stomach is not always the first diagnosis. History and exam and certain labs can aid your physician in the diagnosis. You should seek advice with gp or gastroenterologist to determine exact cause. ...Read more