Can you live a long life with gastroparesis?
There's no cure for gastroparesis. It's a chronic, long-term condition that can't be reversed. But while there isn't a cure, your doctor can come up with a plan to help you manage symptoms and reduce the likelihood of serious complications. Healthier eating shouldn't be a hassle.Sep 25, 2019
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Medications to treat gastroparesis may include:
- Medications to stimulate the stomach muscles. These medications include metoclopramide (Reglan) and erythromycin. ...
- Medications to control nausea and vomiting. Drugs that help ease nausea and vomiting include diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others) and ondansetron (Zofran).
Here's a list of foods that might make your gastroparesis discomfort worse:
- carbonated beverages.
- beans and legumes.
- seeds and nuts.
- broccoli and cauliflower.
- heavy cream.
Grade 1, or mild gastroparesis, is characterized by symptoms that come and go and can easily be controlled by dietary modification and by avoiding medications that slow gastric emptying. Grade 2, or compensated gastroparesis, is characterized by moderately severe symptoms.
The primary symptoms of gastroparesis are nausea and vomiting. Other symptoms of gastroparesis include bloating with or without abdominal distension, early satiety (feeling full quickly when eating), and in severe cases, weight loss due to a reduced intake of food because of the symptoms.
Complications of gastroparesis If left untreated the food tends to remain longer in the stomach. This can lead to bacterial overgrowth from the fermentation of food. The food material can also harden to form bezoars. These lead to obstruction in the gut, nausea and severe vomiting and reflux symptoms.Apr 22, 2019
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