Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, means partial paralysis of the stomach muscles. Gastroparesis causes slow digestion and can even stop the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine, leading to a number of symptoms and complications if left untreated.
Because gastroparesis symptoms are often associated with other digestive health conditions, it can be easily misdiagnosed as GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, cyclical nausea and vomiting, gastritis and more. It’s important to seek specialized care from expert gastroenterologists who can help you find the root cause of your symptoms and put you on the path to wellness.
- Early satiety and slow digestion
- Vomiting after eating
- Abdominal pain
- Poor appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
Gastroparesis Causes & Risk factors:
Diabetic gastroparesis is a common condition for people living with diabetes, but gastroparesis may also occur in non-diabetic people. Gastroparesis causes include:
- Abdominal or esophageal surgery
- Certain medications
- Nervous system diseases
(like Parkinson’s or MS)