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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How long does it typically take for dietary changes to make a difference in my gastroparesis symptoms?
What is gastroparesis? And its symptoms? I've heard that some pppl have to go on a feeding tube for it, is it that bad?
PoorStomachEmptying: Gastroparesis is a functional disorder of the stomach which causes the stomach to empty poorly. This leads to painful distention of the stomach and vomiting of undigested food. Initial rx is with medication. If this is unsuccessful, a nerve stimulator can be implanted in the stomach wall. If this fails, a feeding tube is (rarely) used to provide nutrition downstream from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lost weight and resolved my t2 diabetes. I have symptoms that could be mild gastroparesis. Will that also improve?
Possibly: If your diabetes & gastroparesis were not longstanding & diabetes truly type 2 and not type 1 then possibly. Gastroparesis can be secondary to untreated celiac & h pylori gastritis as well as side effect from many medications especially narcotics. However, gastroparesis can also be idiopathic with no known cause nor cure. It is a difficult problem to treat if idiopathic. But keep up good work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose donperenone improve the gastroparesis or just improve symptoms if i stop taking it would gastric motility be better or the same as before?
Gastroparesis : Domperidone improves symptoms of gastroparesis but does not cure the underlying problem. Once discontinued i would expect gastric motility to return to pretreatment baseline. Importantly, domperidone is not available in the usa due to the risk of side effects such as cardiac conduction abnormalities and possibility of sudden cardiac death. ...Read more
Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?
It has been describe: it has been described but am not certain how validated those descriptions are. It is unusual but other neurological syndromes have been noted. This is not an easy question to answer and you can discuss it with your physician and if so needed be referred to a center that treats lyme disease. ...Read more
I'm experiencing all symptoms of gastroparesis including low.Blood sugars had an emptying scan and told it was normal? Help i'm completey miserable
What do you have?: Since you don't have gastroparesis, please elucidate your symptoms for us so we can be of assistance. The GI tract has only a very limited number of responses so your "gastroparesis symptoms" may be altogether something other than a slow stomach, and may even originate outside the gut. Happy to help if you can provide some more information. ...Read more
I have pretty bad gastroparesis. I've had symptoms (that I can recall) since march 2014. I had a csection march 2013. Could the section be the cause?
Not likely: Gastroparesis is rather overused lately in trying to designate stomach functional issues. At a minimum you should have had a gastric emptying study to suggest stomach functional issues. In the presence of anxiety disorder/ depression symptoms may be accompanying the above and may get better once the main condition is controlled. Alternatively meds used to control anxiety may worsen stomach symptom ...Read more
Can it still be gastroparesis if you have multiple symptoms, but do not vomit? What other diseases could mimic gastroparesis symptom?
Gastroparesis: There several causes that can mimic gastroparetic symptoms. You are likely to have previous work up such as labs, egd/colonoscopy, possible abdominal/pelvic ct to make sure you have no other underlying diseases such as peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder dysfunction, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, food allergies, side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does post-viral gastroparesis ever go away? If so, timeframe for recovery? Dx'd 6/13, symptoms started 1/13 after rotavirus. Could use some hope. :(
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