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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 gastroparesis and was wondering what i can do about it to help me control it? What foods I should stay away from? I'm not on any med for it now

I have gastroparesis and was wondering what i can do about it to help me control it? What foods I should stay away from? I'm not on any med for it now

Gastroparesis: There are some medications that are approved for treating gastroparesis though may not improve symptoms in every patient and may have side effects. Check with primary care physician or gastroenterologist to see if you are a candidate for Reglan (metoclopramide) treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the best medication used to manage pain caused by gastroparesis?

Pain and gastropares: If you have diagnose gastroparesis with delayed gastric emptying on a gastric emptyings study that rules out obstruction you may have compacted food in your stomach (Bezoar) or even associated peptic ulcer. I would recommend an EGD (upper endoscopy) ...Read more

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What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read more

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How long do patients with gastroparesis stay on medication?

Depends: I would assume that depends on the cause of gastroparesis. If this is acute and self limited due to a viral illness then that should resolve in days to weeks. If it is related to a chronic condition then that may depend on how well controlled the chronic condition may be (i.e. diabetes). Sorry but cannot give you a definitive answer ...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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