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Glossary for Diabetic Gastroparesis

  • Abdominal discomfort: The sensation of discomfort located in the abdomen
  • Acid reflux / heartburn:
  • Amyloidosis: A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage and is potentially fatal. Symptoms depend on the organs involved. There are numerous forms of the condition: primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis and familial amyloidosis.
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
  • Autonomic nerve disorders: A disorder of the nervous system concerned with regulation of activity of cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and glands, usually restricted to the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
  • Autonomic neuropathy: A disorder of the nervous system concerned with regulation of activity of cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and glands, usually restricted to the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
  • Belching: The release of gas from the digestive tract through the mouth.
  • Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Chronic digestive diseases: Any disorder causing ongoing chronic digestive complaints.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diabetes-like conditions: Medical conditions that appear to be similar to diabetes.
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Diabetic neuropathy: Nerve damage from diabetes affecting any body part; most commonly feet.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Domperidone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Domperidone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Eating disorders: Various mental disorders impairing normal eating or appetite.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Fullness: Early feeling of fullness from eating
  • Gall bladder conditions: Any condition that affects the gallbladder
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Repeated reflux of stomach acid into the throat.
  • Gastroparesis: Slow stomach emptying from stomach nerve damage
  • Headache-free migraine: A syndrome with no headache but other migraine-like symptoms
  • Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone production.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Spasms in the colon wall
  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pancreas conditions: Any condition that affects the pancreas
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Stomach obstruction: Obstruction in the stomach which can be mechanical or functional, complete or partial in nature.
  • Swollen belly: abdominal distension may be primary or secondary to an underlying pathology of the abdomen or any other system
  • Type 1 diabetes: Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.
  • Uremia: Excessive urea and waste products in the blood
  • Vague symptoms: Vague, unclear, mild or non-specific symptoms
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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