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How is gastroparesis treated?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. John Fung
Surgery

In brief: Usually medications

Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty in a normal fashion.
It is caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system. When the movement is inhibited in the stomach, gastroparesis may occur. Treatment depends on the cause (e.g. diabetes, surgery, systemic disease) and includes medications and occasionally surgery, such as a gastric pacemaker.

In brief: Usually medications

Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty in a normal fashion.
It is caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system. When the movement is inhibited in the stomach, gastroparesis may occur. Treatment depends on the cause (e.g. diabetes, surgery, systemic disease) and includes medications and occasionally surgery, such as a gastric pacemaker.
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung
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