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Doctor insights on: Post Viral Gastroparesis In Children

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Why does post viral gastroparesis occur?

Why does post viral gastroparesis occur?

Nerve damage: Post-infectious gastroparesis (pigp) is a subgroup of idiopathic gastroparesis. This is usually caused by virus. Symptoms may take 4 weeks to over 12 months to resolve. It is believed that the virus somehow damages the nerves going to stomach. ...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


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How does someone get post viral gastroparesis?

?: Don't know but it happens
should be self limited if really post virial.
I have diagnosed this and then realized that symptoms occurred long before viral infection. ...Read more

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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

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How long can post viral gastroparesis last for and what are the best treatments

How long can post viral gastroparesis last for and what are the best treatments

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

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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

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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. :(

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. :(

Slow recovery: Post-viral gastroparesis can take a long time to resolve. A gastroenterologist can offer medications and procedures to alleviate the symptoms. ...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’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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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

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Can gastroparesis go away on its own?

Typically not: Usually requires medical or surgical treatment. Many cases are due to effects of diabetes. Some are 'idiopathic.' in any event, it does not usually resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What can someone with gastroparesis eat?

Liquids: There are different degrees of gastroparesis. Keep in mind, liquids empty faster than solids. Also, fat and dairy slow down g. I motility and should be avoided.

There is a 3 stage gastroparesis that can be followed depending on the severity of the gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How much fat should my gastroparesis diet include?

How much fat should my gastroparesis diet include?

No set parameters: Consume a low-fat diet (without nondigestible fiber like fruits) and frequent, small meals. As minimal amount of fat as possible. Fat and fiber diet delays stomachs ability to empty fast. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mild type of gastroparesis?

Diet modification: 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

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Do I need to change my diet if I have gastroparesis?

Do I need to change my diet if I have gastroparesis?

Yes: You should eat more frequent, smaller meals and should eat a low fat, low fiber diet. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis kill you?

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

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Does coffee cause gastroparesis?

No: The most common causes of gastroparesis are: diabetes, medications, infections. Coffee is not known to cause gastroparesis ...Read more

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Can severe gastroparesis kill you?

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

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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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Who does a gastrectomy for gastroparesis?

Who does a gastrectomy for gastroparesis?

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

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Do people with gastroparesis have a lot of pain?

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

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Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

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

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Can gastroparesis cause harm to your other organs?

Yes, possible: That gastroparesis can reduce fluid and nurition, thus causing dehydration. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis and anul discharge, are they related?

No: There would be no relationship that I can think of between these conditions. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis and rapid dumping .... Can u have both?

Gastroparesis and rapid dumping .... Can u have both?

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

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What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

Amount matters: The more important issue with gastroparesis is to eat small portions. Certainly difficult to digest foods can cause problems as well as foods that promote gerd such as chocolate, caffein, alcohol and citrus/acid foods. Those should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis. Should I follow the fodmap diet?

I have gastroparesis. Should I follow the fodmap diet?

FODMAP is for: Irritable bowel syndrome patients. Check w/your GI doctor for their recommendations and if you have diabetes, get your sugar under control. ...Read more