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

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diet and Meds

For 'diabetic gastroparesis', trial a low residue diet - avoiding 'stringy food' - such as cabbage, celery, tomatoes, oranges, asparagus, 'tough meat' etc (i.
e. Anything stringy). Consider alternating 2-3 days of Erythromycin with Metoclopramide with two weeks 'off' between each drug - so 1 drug for 2-3 days per week then nothing then the other drug next week etc. Etc. See experienced GI md...

In brief: Diet and Meds

For 'diabetic gastroparesis', trial a low residue diet - avoiding 'stringy food' - such as cabbage, celery, tomatoes, oranges, asparagus, 'tough meat' etc (i.
e. Anything stringy). Consider alternating 2-3 days of Erythromycin with Metoclopramide with two weeks 'off' between each drug - so 1 drug for 2-3 days per week then nothing then the other drug next week etc. Etc. See experienced GI md...
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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