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Non Diabetic Gastroparesis
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
Caused by diabetes: Gastroparesis is when the stomach has a reduced ability to empty its contents. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and/or loss of appetite. Although other conditions can also cause it, it is commonly caused by diabetes because the high blood glucose associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the body, including the autonomic nerves that control the stomach. Thanks to e. Lu. ...Read more
Same thing: Diabetic gastropathy is a more comprehensive term that encompasses all types of stomach motility problems seen in diabetics. They can be used interchangeably when talking to patients as treatment is the same ...Read more
I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?
Diagnosed w, gastroparesis no diabetes what testing shoul I have done too try too find cause? I can't live like this I'm getting no help from docs?
I find it hard to accept that you can't get help from any doctors.
That said, with your symptoms you should contact your primary doctor and ask for a referral to a Gastro-enterologist. ...Read more
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 more
Have gastroparesis. Not diabetic. Feel like I'm starving but cant eat. Wake up drenched in sweat and shaky. What can I do?
Since you have a diagnosis of gastroparesis but are not responding well to any treatment from your current doctors you might want to see a different doctor.
"Drenched in sweat and shaky" could be a hormone issue but more likely it could be your fear of not being well. A visit to a Psychologist may be of good help.
At the very least that would help with some of your concerns.
Keep me posted. ...Read more
What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman
See GI: For an issue such as this, I assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more
My son has been hospitalized with diabetic gastroparesis 5 times in the last two years and has constant cramps and nausea; any hope of a recovery?
I know my gastroparesis (diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you
Gastroparesis does not cause pain!
feel full quickly, vomit up undigested food hours after eating, poor unpredictable diabetes control. Even though prone to esophagitis/ ulcers they don't cause pain either- I've written on this
thus md must look for other causes of abdominal and thoracic pain! . ...Read more
Have severe gastroparesis. Not diabetic. I wake up drenched in sweat shaky. Hormones are good. Blood sugar good. What's could be causing the sweats?
Sweats: Many things could be causing your symptoms and you need a complete medical history and physical exam along with lab studies! ...Read more
Diagnosed W gastroparesis. Also have burning bottom feet. Tingly fingertips at times sharp pains in arms and leg could it be related? Not diabetic
Burning feet: It is probably time for your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. May be a minor passing issue or the beginning of something more if not cared for early. ...Read more
I've been diagnosis with gastroparesis not caused by diabetes. My GI prescribed reglan which I took but began having painful muscle spasms. He wants to put me on propulsid which has been taken off the market. I have concerns about taking either of these p
Difficult to say:
Here is a lot of info that you already may know about:
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-disorders-gastroparesis
In any case, I wouldn't advise propulsid. Also I wouldn't advise reglan (metoclopramide) given your response.
hope this provides some help! ...Read more
In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty. What's wrong? Tried hormones.
G.I. doctor can help: A primary care doctor can help fix the diabetes. The length of time a person has had diabetes before getting diagnosed influences how much damage has been done to various organs in the body. Rectal bleeding is a different issue, and needs to be checked out by the gastro-intestinal specialist (G.I. Doc), who can do a colonoscopy to look for hemorrhoids, polyps, and colon cancer. ...Read more
Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Adult onset diabetic with gastrparesis I've woke with fbs of over 400 for 5 days now. What to do? I also have many other dx's
Look for reason: Assuming the 400 fbs is unusual for you, you need to look for reasons for it being elevated. Very common are bladder infections, due to often having sugar in the urine of diabetics. Not all bladder infections have typical symptoms, so I'd start there. Other medical illnesses (even a cold), physical or mental stress, and of course diet can all increase sugars. Best to get evaluated. ...Read more
Doc said gastric bypass 4 severe gastroperesis? What r major changes post op? Food/exercise restrictions? Active 27yo, not diabetic, 52.7kg 67" thx :)
Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is not well understood. Diagnosis is clinical & nuclear gastric emptying scan. Treatment is medication & dietary, alternative medicine therapies, or surgery - gastric stimulator, "valve" opening, or near complete removal of the stomach, similar to a gastric bypass, but with the stomach excised. This is a last resort. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
What’s the life expectancy of someone with gastroparesis? (With no notable sings of bad nutrition at all)
Depends on underlyin: Life expectancy's hard to answer; it depends on the patient's underlying conditions (cancer? autoimmune disease? diabetes? neurologic diagnosis?) more so than on gastroparesis per se. Gastroparesis just means that the food transits slowly. It says nothing about whether the food is nutritive, or if the nutrient absorption is poor. So nutrition may be good in gastroparesis. TTYD or HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
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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