- Gastroparesis may affect the digestive process
- It can cause pain, vomiting and bloating.
- All Symptoms, Causes, and Risks Know Gastroparesis Factors
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach can not empty itself or take too long. In this condition, the nerves of the digestive system are damaged, causing the muscles of the stomach and intestine to malfunction and the food can not pass through the intestine. The mobility of the stomach slows down or does not work at all, which means that the stomach is not emptied.
What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?
The symptoms of gastroparesis can easily be confused with other stomach problems. The symptoms can be from mild to severe. The symptoms of gastroparesis are:
- upper abdominal pain
- fullness or loss of appetite
- abdominal distension
- unintended weight loss
- in blood sugar
- malnutrition and weakness  What causes gastroparesis?
There is no sure cause for gastroparesis, however, it is known that the nerves of the stomach are disturbed. There may be several reasons for the disruption of the function of the gastric nerves.
Risk factors of gastroparesis?
The factors that may increase the risk of gastroparesis are:
- Viral infection
- Nervous system disorder such as Parkinson's disease
- Amyloidosis leading to an abnormal protein buildup in organs
- Thyroid problems
- Certain medications
What are the complications of gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis can lead to several complications, such as:
A person suffering from gastroparesis may be faced with severe dehydration due to persistent vomiting. If you have this condition you should drink plenty of fluids.
Gastroparesis kills your hunger and keeps you full. If you eat less than you need, you will not get the necessary nutrients. This condition will lead to malnutrition. You will also feel weak from vomiting, as the nutrients will not be absorbed.
Change in blood sugar
Gastroparesis mainly causes digestive problems that can affect blood sugar and nutrition. If a diabetic suffers from gastroparesis, the situation may worsen. Under such circumstances, your diet should be carefully monitored by your doctor.
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Gastroparesis does not allow food through the stomach and it stays in the stomach longer. It can cause bacterial growth through the fermentation of food. The food can also harden to solid masses, so-called bezoars, which can cause nausea, vomiting and obstruction of the stomach. Bezoars can be dangerous if they block the passage of food into the small intestine.
If you have any symptoms, you should consult your doctor and change your lifestyle accordingly. You can also control this condition by making certain changes in your diet. You can include foods such as
Vegetables: Tomatoes, Carrots, Mushrooms and Vegetable Juice
Fruits: Banana, Peaches, Pear and Vegetable Juice
Protein: Eggs and Tofu, Cottage Cheese  Dairy products: Milk and yoghurt
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 24, 2019