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Post Viral Gastroparesis In Children
I was recently diagnosed with post viral gastroparesis. Have you ever heard of anyone recovering from this disease? Does this disease get worse?
Viral?: It shouldn't last and should get better ...Read more
How long before eating should I take domperidone 10 mg for post viral gastroparesis for optimal results?
30 minutes (or more):
You need to find out how long it takes your body to start to absorb the medication -- usually that's about 30 minutes, or more, depending on your degree of gastric emptying. If your gastric emptying is 0-15% at 2 hours, consider taking it an hour before; 15-30% — 45 minutes, and 30%+ 30 minutes should work out well. Good luck!
I've had gastroparesis for 9 years, so I can truly sympathize! ...Read more
Hard to know: The condition can be short-lived but can also last for years unfortunately. Eating smaller more frequent meals help. There are not too many fda-approved drugs for this condition and most have side effects. Try to be patient and good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to make a 100% recovery of post-viral gastroparesis without remission? I am aware it may never go away and will atleast last very long.
Great possibility: You should seek out an integrative doctor who is knowledgeable about functional medicine to help you with repairing your gut and improving your overall recovery. ...Read more
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. :(
Have you ever seen anyone actually recover from gastroparesis? I have recently been diagnosed and have no other health issues. So my doctor is hopeful that it's post viral gastroparasis. I just want to know that one day I might get my life back. Thank you
Gastroperesis: Yes if you are healthy otherwise. Usually you get after a viral infection and it starts getting better with in few wks ...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
Whats 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
If it is only a mild case then follow a low fiber diet (also called a low residual diet) should be sufficient. I have included a link from a reputable source regarding diet changes below:
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/documents/digestivedisease/files/High_Fiber_Handout.pdf ...Read more
Yes: You should eat more frequent, smaller meals and should eat a low fat, low fiber diet. ...Read more
Gastroparesis: I have never seen a death due to gastroparesis alone. Theoretically, the resulting dehydration from the vomiting could kill you, if not treated appropriately, particularly if you have other disease conditions. Gastroparesis usually involves chronic vomiting due to paralysis of the stomach which leads to dehydration, and often requires hospitalization to manage the dehdyration and salt losses. ...Read more
No: Have not heard of this being a lethal condition. Medications can frequently treat but if they fail, a laparoscopic gastric pacemaker or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are surgical options that have met with good success rates. ...Read more
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
Surgeon: It is pretty unusual to perform a gastrectomy for gastroperesis. Another option might be a gastrojejunostomy. This bascially re-routes a piece of small intestine up to the stomach so that food can empty from the stomach more easily. Surgeons, especially minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgeons could help talk about the advantages of each approach. ...Read more
Sxs of gastroparesis: Regardless of course, gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) presents with heartburn, chronic or intermittent nausea, vomiting (of old food), bloating, early satiety (fill up quickly), or abdominal pain postprandially (after eating). In mild cases, symptoms subside when the gut is empty but return when again full. One sees increased symptoms after a large solid meal vs a liquid one. Get checked. ...Read more
Small, soft, low fat: Small volume, low fat meals and soft foods are easier for the stomach to process. Consider minimizing tough meat, crunchy fruit/vegetables and fresh bread and instead select casseroles, soft-cooked vegetables, soft pasta, porridge, stewed fruits and dairy desserts like low fat yogurt or mousse. Ref: http://gastroparesisclinic.org/treatments.php?pageId=1186&moduleId=204 ...Read more
No: There would be no relationship that I can think of between these conditions. ...Read more
Yes: Gastroparesis is often caused by a tight pylorus valve that makes it difficult for the stomach to properly empty. When the tight pylorus valve finally opens it "dumps" out lots of food rapidly into the intestines which causes abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and lightheadedness. Opening this valve with laparoscopic pyloroplasty can permanently solve the problem. Botox may temporarily help. ...Read more