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10 Signs Of Gastroparesis You Shouldn’t Ignore

Dr. Usman Javaid

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Gastroparesis is a serious condition in which your stomach can’t empty itself in the normal way. This can lead to severe complications and a decreased quality of life. Read on to learn about Gastroparesis, its causes, symptoms, and more.

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

August is observed as Gastroparesis Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease and better understanding its causes, symptoms, management, and treatment.

Since, in many cases, the cause of Gastroparesis may be unknown, it’s crucial to diagnose the disease as early as possible so your doctor can recommend the proper treatment and lifestyle changes. On this occasion, let’s join hands to familiarize ourselves with this disease and support those suffering from it.

Gastroparesis Causes

Gastroparesis can be caused due to injury to the vagus nerve, which contracts the stomach muscles to move food to the intestine.

The nerve can be damaged due to diabetes, abdominal surgery, scleroderma, viral infections, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s disease. Hence, food can remain in your stomach for abnormally long periods when the vagus nerve fails to perform its function.

Stop ignoring the symptoms! Consult a Gastroenterologist for the treatment of Gastroparesis today!

10 Signs of Gastroparesis

Understanding the signs and symptoms of Gastroparesis can help in its early diagnosis. Following are the common symptoms of Gastroparesis:

  1. Loss of Appetite
  2. Stomach Pain
  3. Bloating
  4. Weight Loss
  5. Nausea
  6. Acid Reflux
  7. Feeling full quickly after eating
  8. Acid Reflux
  9. Poor blood sugar control
  10. Vomiting undigested food

Final Thoughts

Living with Gastroparesis can be difficult since it’s a chronic condition. Therefore management of the disease is pivotal to keeping it under control. Your doctor might suggest medications, changes to your diet, lifestyle adjustments, or even surgery to keep the symptoms of Gastroparesis in check.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Usman Javaid
Dr. Usman Javaid - Author Dr. Usman Javaid is an expert Gastroenterologist in Lahore. You can book an appointment with him through oladoc.

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