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What are the benefits of regular exercise if I have gastroparesis?

What are the benefits of regular exercise if I have gastroparesis?

Exercise helps: Gastro-paresis is a complex problem and the answer is also complex. There are many reasons why could have gastro-paresis. One reason could be diabetes but the answer to your question is yes, exercise can help with gastro-paresis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What are the benefits of eating 6 times a day if I have gastroparesis?

What are the benefits of eating 6 times a day if I have gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: keeps the stomach from emptying properly. The worst thing you can do with gastroparesis is to let the stomach get full and distended. Eating small, frequent meals keeps the stomach mostly empty which improves symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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Are there any types of exercise that I should avoid at the gym? I have high BP avg 140/90 and am curious if what exercises help get that down or hurt

Are there any types of exercise that I should avoid at the gym? I have high BP avg 140/90 and am curious if what exercises help get that down or hurt

Do not start exer-: -cise until your are evaluated by an internist or your PCP. If overweight exercise can certainly help, but not without MD okay. You may need medication first, & then your MD can recommend what exercises you should do &when ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking if you have bad feet?

What are the benefits of walking if you have bad feet?

Have an evaluation: Walking has lots of health benefits. Have a good evaluation of your feet to see if improving function with good shoes and support will allow you to walk without pain. There are other fitness option available that are less stressful on your feet than walking (swimming, cycling, rowing). Discuss with your doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

Exercise: Good for overall health. Gets the blood pumping which help to heal, repair and grow the body! ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and i am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?

I have type 2 diabetes and i am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?

Diabetes and diet: Please go online and you will see many articles related to diabetes and food. I would look at a few of them. My favorite is "NuVal" which is easy to find and understand. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder remove is their any restriction with food? And what are the symtoms of unsuccesful surgery?

I have gallbladder remove is their any restriction with food? And what are the symtoms of unsuccesful surgery?

No: Although there is no specific recommendations against what you eat, i would consider trying a low glycemic diet. Unfortunatlely there are a number of people who do not resolve there symptoms even with there gallbladder removoved. ...Read more

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Is acetyl L-carnitine bad for you if you have a heart problem? ... And what are all the syd affects?

Is acetyl L-carnitine bad for you if you have a heart problem? ... And what are all the syd affects?

Can be good for you: Acetyl l carnitine is a substance naturally made in the liver, kidney, and brain -- and actively transported to other areas of the body. It helps transform fatty acids into energy in your cells. Overall it's safe, as long as you have a pure l (not "d") acetyl carnitine product. Can help in peripheral vascular disease. Se's are rare, but include rash, GI upset, headache, hypertension, insomnia. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve stomach cramps that are a result of the hemmorroids? I I have had no bm's for At least one week.

What are some ways to relieve stomach cramps that are a result of the hemmorroids?  I I have had no bm's for
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Constipation: It is the constipation, not hemorrhoid that are the likely cause of stomach cramps. Take a laxative like Dulcolax. if that does not help you may administer yourself an enema like Fleets enema. If all that does not work, it would be prudent to see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What causes atherosclerosis? My diet consists of lost of fast food, however I do not have high cholesterol, what are the chances that i will develop atherosclerosis?

What causes atherosclerosis? My diet consists of lost of fast food, however I do not have high cholesterol, what are the chances that i will develop atherosclerosis?

Many things!: Your family history is important. Cholesterol values alone are not as predictive of the ratio of total cholesterol, to HDL cholesterol. High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, with Insulin resistance, which is primarily seen in people with "belly" weight, ie. Apples! lack of exercise is a major factor as well. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises are good if you have asthma?

What kind of exercises are good if you have asthma?

Asthma and exercise : With today's availability of treatment options, asthmatic patients should lead a normal life including exercising when their disease is well controlled. In general, asthmatic should avoid environments that could trigger an attack (cold air, high pollution...), or sustained high effort exercises. Use bronchodilater before exercise; warm / humid environments, do long warm-up before exercise help. ...Read more

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If I do yoga everyday for a month, what will change in me? What are the benefits?

If I do yoga everyday for a month, what will change in me? What are the benefits?

Lots: It's hard to say. I don't know anyone who has ever had regrets for doing yoga everyday. Yoga can change a lot in you emotionally, physically and spiritually. It does depend on how you practice and what you want out of it. The benefits can be enormous if you do it sensitively. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to follow the Atkins diet if you are taking a lot of medications? No meds are for diabetes and I am not a diabetic, not hypoglycemic either.

Is it safe to follow the Atkins diet if you are taking a lot of medications? No meds are for diabetes and I am not a diabetic, not hypoglycemic either.

It depends: Different health conditions are affected differently by diet. Medication metabolism is affected by diet. Your question does not provide enough information to give more specific answers. In general the atkins diet is safe. ...Read more

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I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

Molds: are ubiquitous,especially aspergillus and penicillium, present indoors and outdoors.If you believe u got an overload, you may want to clean your environment and keep it dry as much as you can.As for health effects,we are all exposed,the problem develops when our immune system can't have it anymore and starts reacting,this happens even with expected loads of molds present around us,wish u wellness ...Read more

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What are the benefits of regular exercise if I have gastroparesis?

Exercise helps: Gastro-paresis is a complex problem and the answer is also complex. There are many reasons why could have gastro-paresis. One reason could be diabetes but the answer to your question is yes, exercise can help with gastro-paresis. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating 6 times a day if I have gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: keeps the stomach from emptying properly. The worst thing you can do with gastroparesis is to let the stomach get full and distended. Eating small, frequent meals keeps the stomach mostly empty which improves symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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Frustrated,scared,sent to numerous dr. Crohns/gastroparesis.Been on regular,eurithromiosin 2 months, domperidone,Botox.Up ad pain chest hurts all food?

Frustrated,scared,sent to numerous dr.
Crohns/gastroparesis.Been on regular,eurithromiosin 2 months, domperidone,Botox.Up ad pain chest hurts all food?

Start over: Ok. Need more information. Did you have a colonoscopy? Also for gastroparesis. This is diagnosed with studies. Did you have this. Crowns can flare up and very painful and dangerous to you. Go to doctor and get a referral to a gi specialist and start again ...Read more

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B-12 shots? What are the health benefits to b-12 injections, and is this something i can give myself? My wife and i are trying to lose weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, but we have two young daughters and are full time students. We are

B-12 shots? What are the health benefits to b-12 injections, and is this something i can give myself?

My wife and i are trying to lose weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, but we have two young daughters and are full time students. We are

B-12 : B-12 injections are only indicated for a specific medical condition called pernicious anemia, whereby the body can't adequately absorb vitamin b12. For healthy people with a normal diet, B12 injections won't do anything. I think you are doing the right thing with a balanced diet and exercise. As a father of 2 young daughters myself, i can sympathize with your feelings of fatigue. I think that is the nature of being busy parents. I think carving out at least 7 hours of sleep per night is important for most people. However, seeing your physician to rule out other causes of fatigue is worthwhile once...Things like hypothyroidism, anemia, low vitamin d, etc. ...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)

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?

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

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more