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What can a female with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

What can a female with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

Gastroparesis&Fiber: Avoid stringy foods eg asparagus, cabbage, celery, oranges, tomatoes, etc or food with gristle eg roast beef etc. Use Erythromycin for 2-3 days every other week and Metoclopramide for 2-3 days also every other week. This avoids habituation and side-effects. Soluble fiber probably ok on this regimen. ...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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What is a gal with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

What is a gal with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

More fiber: Lack of fiber in the diet can be increased by several methods. Vegetables, grains and otc products. Vary diet. If diabetic, there are medications that can be taken to facilitate regularity. Metamucil, fibercon are some examples of otc products. A daily salad with oil and vinegar i.e. Olive oil will help keep you regular. Evaluate your current medications for a possible cause as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone with gastroparesis to eat fiber in small portions?

Gastroparesis: Look online for gastroparesis diet. The main emphasis is eating more often, smaller amounts. This condition is more common in diabetics but cn be seen in other people as well. See your doctor for follow-up. ...Read more

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Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Same mechanism: The whole GI system is slow, involving stomach and bowel. Discuss with your doc why and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

Domperidol: Domperidol is used a lot around this area. Metoclopramide is also used but can cause a muscle movement disorder with chronic use ( tardive dyskinesia). ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

I am not sure: Gastroparesis is what the name is saying namely the stomach does not empty and food stagnates there 4 hours. Usually it could be part of paresis of the entire GI tract and in this case constipation could be present. If there are difficulties in digesting too i think is possibly to have fat steatorrhea (fat in stool). As far as i know however fat in stool causes loose stools...See an GI guy! ...Read more

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Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Bowel dysfunction is: Very common in MS, afflicting at least 50% of patients. Gastroparesis, is NOT due to MS, and a second cause should be sought. Generic approaches to constipation include: stool softeners (Colace, Surfak), mild laxatives (percolate or per diem), rectal suppositories (glycerin, ducolax), rarely enemas. Increase dietary fibre. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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