Gastroparesis is a long-term(chronic) condition where the stomach can't empty itself in the normal way.Food passes through the stomach more slowly than usual.
It's thought to be the result of a problem with the nerves and muscles controlling the emptying of the stomach.
If these nerves are damaged, the muscles of your stomach may not work properly and the movement of food can slow down.
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When to seek medical advice
Advice for people with diabetes
Read about gastroparesis, a long-term (chronic) condition where the stomach can't empty itself of food in the normal way, causing food to pass through it slowly.
Symptoms of gastroparesis may include: feeling full very quickly when eating feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting loss of appetite weight loss bloating tummy (abdominal) pain or discomfort hear
See your GP if you're experiencing symptoms ofgastroparesis, as it can lead to some potentially serious complications. These include: dehydration from repeated vomiting gastro-oesophageal re
In many cases of gastroparesis, there's no obviouscause. This is known as idiopathic gastroparesis. Known causes of gastroparesis include: poorly controlled type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes a
To diagnose gastroparesis, your GP will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and may arrange some blood tests . You may be referred to hospital for some of the following tests: barium X-ra
Gastroparesis can't usually be cured, but dietary changes and medical treatment can help you control the condition. Dietary changes You may find these tips helpful: instead of three meals a day,
Having gastroparesis means your food is being absorbed slowly and at unpredictable times. If you also have diabetes, this can lead to wide swings in blood sugar levels. The nerves to the stomach can