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I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. What is an appropriate diet for me?

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Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Gastroparesis Rx

Since fatty foods normally slow gastric emptying, we typically recommend a low fat diet with gastroparesis (slow emptying).
Sweet, rich foods will also slow stomach emptying. Signs of delayed gastric emptying include early fullness, altered appetite, nausea and sometimes heartburn/vomiting. There are also medications available for the treatment of gastroparesis.

In brief: Gastroparesis Rx

Since fatty foods normally slow gastric emptying, we typically recommend a low fat diet with gastroparesis (slow emptying).
Sweet, rich foods will also slow stomach emptying. Signs of delayed gastric emptying include early fullness, altered appetite, nausea and sometimes heartburn/vomiting. There are also medications available for the treatment of gastroparesis.
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Liquids

With gastroparesis, liquids empty faster than solids- and whey protein empties faster than casein (curds).
I suggest liquid, whey protein, . If taking solids- very small amounts- allow for emptying before refilling. I would not eat within three hours of bedtime. Ask your doctor about medicines that may help increase stomach emptying.

In brief: Liquids

With gastroparesis, liquids empty faster than solids- and whey protein empties faster than casein (curds).
I suggest liquid, whey protein, . If taking solids- very small amounts- allow for emptying before refilling. I would not eat within three hours of bedtime. Ask your doctor about medicines that may help increase stomach emptying.
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