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What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats ; large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above ; see diabetic provider. Of note, a small particle size diet has recently been shown effective in gastroparesis too. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

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


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Which foods should you eat with gastroparesis?

Which foods should you eat with gastroparesis?

Few here: Small meals 6 times a day may help. Fatty foods and oils will day gastric emptying even more. Avoid fibrous fruits and vegetables, like oranges and broccoli because they may cause bezoars. Eat low fiber high fiber forms of foods, cooked fruits an vegetables not raw. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

Food: Smaller, puréed meals may be one option of dealing with it. Less fat is also recommended as fat rich meals tend to stay in the stomach longer and make the gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to eat a peeled hot dog if I have gastroparesis?

Yes: Hot dogs are generally high in fat which will further delay your stomach emptying. Try a piece of turkey instead. ...Read more

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Is it possible to eat out without going off my gastroparesis meal plan?

Yes: Restaurants now have many alternatives and lots of options to choose from. Just choose the right one that is compatible with your meal plan. ...Read more

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Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies: 1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs 2) eat frequently (2 hours) and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein 3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places). Good luck! ...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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Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

Any advice on what's best to eat with gastroparesis?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies: 1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs 2) eat frequently and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein 3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places). Good luck! ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to put wait on with gastroparesis?

What foods should I eat to put wait on with gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats & large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. That being said, there are many reasons for gastroparesis (some reversible, some progressive). If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above & see diabetic provider. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I can't seem to eat anything. Do you have any suggestions?

Yes: First line treatment for gastroparesis is dietary. Recommendations include small frequent meals consisting of a low fat, low residue diet. Second line treatment is usually medication and would require a visit to your doctor's office. Common medications used for gastroparesis include metoclopramide, Erythromycin and domperidone. ...Read more