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Doctor insights on: Norovirus And Gastroparesis

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Think I picked up some sort of illness in January. But now I have gastroparesis. Could a parasite or stomach virus lead to this? Doesn't seem to add up

Think I picked up some sort of illness in January. But now I have gastroparesis. Could a parasite or stomach virus lead to this? Doesn't seem to add up

Not likely: Gastroparesis is more of a chronic condition that is a result of anatomical injury or as a consequence of another more serious, long term, systemic illness (for example diabetes). More importantly, if you are having GI symptoms that are concerning to you or causing discomfort, I would recommend being seen by a physician in person to discuss further. Hope you feel better soon!

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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

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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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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 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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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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What are ways to diagnose gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: The gold standard is a "gastric emptying study" done by nuclear medicine or radiology. An upper endoscopy can provide findings suggestive of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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What are the complications of gastroparesis?

Malnutrition: Untreated gastroparesis can cause nausea, indigestion, and fullness or bloating. It can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Gastroparesis can be caused by medications such as prescription pain pills. It can be a complication of diabetes, or occur on its own (idiopathic). There are medications which work in some patients, but treatment can be difficult. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

Food list: Food diary is very helpfull for gastroparesis to see which food makes you more bloated and takes more time to empty so that you avoid those food. ...Read more

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Is gastroparesis really contagious?

Slow stomach: Gastroparesis refers to delayed stomach emptying and is frequently present in people with diabetes. There are some cases where this can result from an autoimmune reaction to a viral infection. You can not catch or spread gastroparesis, but you can spread gastroenteritis commonly known as the stomach flu, usually through food or poor hygiene. ...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 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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Is the norovirus airborne?

Is the norovirus airborne?

Mode of transmission: It could be from the droplets of the vomit of the other person. Can also be transmitted through contaminated food and utensils. ...Read more

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Is norovirus usually accompanied by pain?

Norovirus: Can cause abdominal cramps, some people even get muscle and joint pain and even headache, especially when feverish ...Read more

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I think I may have the norovirus, what should I do?

I think I may have the norovirus, what should I do?

Do you have diarrhea: What makes you think that you have norovirus. Unless you have diarrhea, you do not have to be concerned about the virus.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Can the norovirus live in carpet?

Can the norovirus live in carpet?

Highly contagious: Norovirus can spread quickly in closed places like daycare centers, nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships. Read more at: https://www. Cdc. Gov/norovirus/about/transmission.html ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Yes in advanced stag: Malnutrition due to poor absorption of nutrients or a low calorie intake
suggest eating six small meals a day instead of three large ones. When a person has severe symptoms, a liquid or puréed diet may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's cause gastroparesis?

It can be related: The dementing brain and the aging body are connected. When the 'thinking' function of the brain starts to seriously decline than bodily functions like swallowing, voiding, bowel elimination can also go down in a parallel fashion.
As always, be on the lookout for other issues that could be causing the gastroparesis unrelated to the dementia. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: 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.

Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...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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How do I avoid norovirus at the hosptial?

How do I avoid norovirus at the hosptial?

Hand washing: By hand washing or wear gloves as the virus can spread by digital contamination. ...Read more

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Tx for gastroparesis caused by marijuana?

Tx for gastroparesis caused by marijuana?

Modify diet, meds: Don't smoke marijuana. Drink water throughout your meals. Sometimes eating smaller meals of soft, low fiber and low fat foods can help. You can try mild exercise after eating. You may need a medicine like Reglan (metoclopramide) to help stimulate stomach contractions. If the gastroparesis is severe, then you may need to have a feeding tube to your intestine or electric gastric stimulator implanted. ...Read more

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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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How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

Hours to Days: The virus can last up to 12 hours on surfaces, and has been found in contaminated carpet for up to 12 days (reference, the centers for disease control). ...Read more

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How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

Instability: The blood sugars may wax and wane as the food stuffs do not travel out in a regular fashion. Better glucose control can improve gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Mechanical problem: Gastroparesis is a mechanical or electrical problem with the motility of the gut. As such, there is not a change in blood chemistry or hormone levels to be tested for. It is diagnosed by the absence of gut movement, typically using various imaging studies such as a barium swallow or a gastric emptying study.
You need to check for diabetes as the most common cause for gastroparesis --. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies help with gastroparesis?

Diet...: I have answered questions re this topic elsewhere. Please search though my answers. Thanks. ...Read more

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