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

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: There are lot of

Sources of fiber.
You can take fiber pills, mix the powder form with any beverage, and eat fiber bars.You can do several other things to avoid constip.Drink a lot of fluids, take stool softeners, eat food with high fiber contents and be active.Gastroparesis can also be treated with meds. Some people with gastrop can also have slow motility of the sb and colon. You may need a GI eval if symp dont imp.

In brief: There are lot of

Sources of fiber.
You can take fiber pills, mix the powder form with any beverage, and eat fiber bars.You can do several other things to avoid constip.Drink a lot of fluids, take stool softeners, eat food with high fiber contents and be active.Gastroparesis can also be treated with meds. Some people with gastrop can also have slow motility of the sb and colon. You may need a GI eval if symp dont imp.
Dr. Imran Saeed
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