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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Diabetes and stomach
This is actually a complex area.
Diabetics might complain of a feeling of fullness after eating less than usual (early satiety) or of nausea/vomiting. Dm associated with autonomic nerve damage may lead to delayed empyting. However, these symptoms can occur without gastroparesis (as diagnosed with a formal empyting study) secondary to central (brain) mechanisms. Avoid long-term metoclopramide.

In brief: Diabetes and stomach
This is actually a complex area.
Diabetics might complain of a feeling of fullness after eating less than usual (early satiety) or of nausea/vomiting. Dm associated with autonomic nerve damage may lead to delayed empyting. However, these symptoms can occur without gastroparesis (as diagnosed with a formal empyting study) secondary to central (brain) mechanisms. Avoid long-term metoclopramide.
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