Diabetic Gastroparesis Overview
What is diabetic gastroparesis?
A person with diabetic gastroparesis has damage to the autonomic nerves that stimulate the stomach to push food into the intestine. As a result, the stomach takes longer than normal to push food into the small intestine. Gastroparesis can be caused by anything that damages the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract.
What are the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis?
Symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis may include abdominal bloating and feeling full early during a meal. Other symptoms include nausea, heartburn, anorexia, vomiting, and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat diabetic gastroparesis?
Treatment for diabetic gastroparesis may include weight loss, vitamin supplements, diabetic diet, and small, but frequent meals. The diet should be low in cholesterol, fat, and fiber. Medications may be given to control nausea and stimulate stomach emptying.
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