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Is there herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

Is there herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Before trying experimental therapy would suggest a thorough gastroenterology work up in trying to understand the cause for your symptoms. Treating conditions that may result in gastroparesis like symptoms would benefit you the most. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more


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Are there any herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

Are there any herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

No: No herbal medicines have been proven effective for this condition. Naturopaths have several they claim can be of help but none have been shown clinically effective. See your GI doctor or family doctor if you have this condition. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). What's the time to the pills?

With meals: Not sure what the question is asking but if you are taking this med for gastroparesis, you should take it 30 min before your big meals, so essentially, 3x/day. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic gastroparesis. Sometimes I feel like I need something to relax my stomach. Is there such a medicine?

I have idiopathic gastroparesis. Sometimes I feel like I need something to relax my stomach. Is there such a medicine?

HealthTap can't: ...give specific health advice via the free Q & A platform. It's quite possible that, if you do a Virtual Consult with one of our physicians, we can help you. I recommend a full audio video virtual consult. We'll be asking for a list of medications, upload of test results, and a self-administered "physical exam." Also, we'll need to know what you mean by "something to relax my stomach." ...Read more

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I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

Symptoms yes: Although this is uncommon, Parkinsonians symptoms have been a noted adverse effect, but the drug can be stopped and symptoms will generally resolve. The drug does not CAUSE Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor my Mom is suffering from Gastroparesis for 5 years and she lost about 46kg of her weight and she is 51 years she throw up everything she eats even drugs or any drinks. So, doctors suggested that she do a pace maker surgery on her stomach!! Is

Hi Doctor my Mom is suffering from Gastroparesis for 5 years and she lost about 46kg of her weight and she is 51 years she throw up everything she eats even drugs or any drinks. So, doctors suggested that she do a pace maker surgery on her stomach!! Is

Yes: I have a relative in a similar situation. He had crippling gastroparesis. He was in and out of the hospital all the time. He had a gastric pacemaker placed and he has had a dramatic improvement in symptoms. He hasn't required hospitalization for two years. He got his life back. It is an option when medical therapy has failed. Google gastric pacemaker and read about it. It's cool. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor my Mom is suffering from Gastroparesis for 5 years and she lost about 46kg of her weight and she is 51 years she throw up everything she eats even drugs or any drinks. And doctors suggested that she do a pace maker surgery her stomach!! I ju

Yes: I have a relative in a similar situation. He had crippling gastroparesis. He was in and out of the hospital all the time. He had a gastric pacemaker placed and he has had a dramatic improvement in symptoms. He hasn't required hospitalization for two years. He got his life back. It is an option when medical therapy has failed. Google gastric pacemaker and read about it. It's cool. ...Read more

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How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

Compounding pharmacy: Some of your local pharmacies that routinely compound medications may be able to obtain it for you with a doctor's prescription. Good luck-- ...Read more

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What is gastroparesis?

What is gastroparesis?

'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis, what to do?

Diet: Small frequent meals, low in fat.
drink plenty of fluids
control your sugars if you are diabetic
get your thyroid checked ...Read more

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How common is gastroparesis?

See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age.
H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more

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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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Can gastroparesis come and go?

Yes: Or patients with at least symptomatic gastroparesis may have periods of being asymptomatic and other times have symptoms. ...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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Can you explain gastroparesis?

Can you explain gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others.

Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. ...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 is gastroparesis diagnosed?

Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...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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How can I live with gastroparesis?

Small meals: Small frequent meals, low in fat.
if you are diabetic, control you sugars.
medications are available to alleviate symptoms ...Read more