Gastroparesis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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Gastroparesis means partial paralysis of the stomach, the disease where the stomach can't empty itself of food in a normal way.

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This is a common condition in people with diabetic history. In non-diabetic people, the condition may relate to acid flux.

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Symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting and feeling full quickly when eating.

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This is caused by nerve injury, including the damage to vagus nerve. Other causes includes viral infection, medications like anti depressants.

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Your doctor can diagnose through a physical examination or some blood tests. Other tests include 4 hour solid gastric emptying study, SmartPill.

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Gastroparesis is a chronic condition, means there isn't a solution but you can keep it in control. Some patients benefit from medications.

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Consuming liquid foods such as soups, or puree foods helps in easy digestion.

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You should also avoid foods high in fat and fiber and take small, numerous meals.

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For more severe cases, consult your doctor on how to proceed further.

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