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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract.
It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss.

In brief: No

Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract.
It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss.
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sometimes it does

Gastroparesis is slowed stomach emptying, and makes a person feel full for a longer time after meals.
The person has less appetite and eats less, leading to weight loss (if he doesn't change to higher calorie foods, and if he doesn't decrease his exercise routine). A person who "feels full" for a long time should be seen by a doctor to be sure there is not another serious medical problem inside.

In brief: Sometimes it does

Gastroparesis is slowed stomach emptying, and makes a person feel full for a longer time after meals.
The person has less appetite and eats less, leading to weight loss (if he doesn't change to higher calorie foods, and if he doesn't decrease his exercise routine). A person who "feels full" for a long time should be seen by a doctor to be sure there is not another serious medical problem inside.
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