Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is Gastroparesis And What Does It Have To Do With Diabetes

Share
Emily Lu Dr. Lu
1 doctor agreed:
1

1
What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
1 doctor agreed:
What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Caused by diabetes: Gastroparesis is when the stomach has a reduced ability to empty its contents. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and/or loss of appetite. Although other conditions can also cause it, it is commonly caused by diabetes because the high blood glucose associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the body, including the autonomic nerves that control the stomach. Thanks to e. Lu. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,215 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


2

2
What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

No: It's the other way around. Long standing, especially out of control diabetes can lead to gastroparesis which is delayed stomach emptying. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Diagnosed w, gastroparesis no diabetes what testing shoul I have done too try too find cause? I can't live like this I'm getting no help from docs?

Gastroparesis: I find it hard to accept that you can't get help from any doctors. That said, with your symptoms you should contact your primary doctor and ask for a referral to a Gastro-enterologist. ...Read more

6

6
I have lost weight and resolved my t2 diabetes. I have symptoms that could be mild gastroparesis. Will that also improve?

Possibly: If your diabetes & gastroparesis were not longstanding & diabetes truly type 2 and not type 1 then possibly. Gastroparesis can be secondary to untreated celiac & h pylori gastritis as well as side effect from many medications especially narcotics. However, gastroparesis can also be idiopathic with no known cause nor cure. It is a difficult problem to treat if idiopathic. But keep up good work. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

See GI: For an issue such as this, i assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more

9

9
Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?

Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

10

10
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
412 doctors shared insights

Gastroparesis (Definition)

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