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What can I do to reduce my risk for gastroparesis complications?

What can I do to reduce my risk for gastroparesis complications?

Several things: If you are a diabetic, you should attempt very tight control of blood sugars. You should consume a low fat diet. Avoid the use of narcotic pain pills or other medications which slow gastric motility. There are medications which can help; you should consult with a gastroenterologist who treats gastroparesis. ...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 are the complications of gastroparesis?

Malnutrition: Untreated gastroparesis can cause nausea, indigestion, and fullness or bloating. It can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Gastroparesis can be caused by medications such as prescription pain pills. It can be a complication of diabetes, or occur on its own (idiopathic). There are medications which work in some patients, but treatment can be difficult. ...Read more

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What are the complications I should watch for when diagnosed with gastroparesis?

What are the complications I should watch for when diagnosed with gastroparesis?

Complications rare.: Gastroparesis is a broad term to describe delayed gastric emptying and can result in a variety of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, early satiety, abdominal pain and bloating. There are rare adherent complications of and those most commonly occur as as a consequences of poor nutritional intake. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis lead to reduced urination as well. ?

Here are some…: Gastroparesis may occur as an isolated event or just a part of systemic malfunction of autonomic nervous system. If its occurrence is associated with poor absorption leading to dehydration, naturally, urine excretion will be decreased so to urinate less in volume & frequency. At times, the function of bladder emptying may also occur. If so, such patients will urinate more often but less volume. ...Read more

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Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination,reduced appetite(renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis.how to improve water absorption?

Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination,reduced appetite(renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis.how to improve water absorption?

Here are some…: Physiologically, human body has been "magically" equipped with all kinds of pressure and chemical sensors throughout the wonderful system of automation. So, all average healthy humans can auto-regulate water absorption and excretion without a hitch. More on water drinking? To http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...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 is gastroparesis?

What is gastroparesis?

'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis, what to do?

Diet: small frequent meals, low in fat. drink plenty of fluids control your sugars if you are diabetic get your thyroid checked ...Read more

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How common is gastroparesis?

See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age. H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more

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How is gastroparesis treated?

Dietary first: Unfortunately there is no great treatment for gastroparesis, if there is an underlying cause, such as diabetes blood glucose control may help. Best management options would be dietary changes. Medications are limited by poor efficacy and side effects (i.e. Reglan). Occasionally a gastric pacemaker can be placed, but this is a new technology so limited experience. ...Read more

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