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Complications of Gastroparesis

Complications list for Gastroparesis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Gastroparesis includes:

See also the symptoms of Gastroparesis and Gastroparesis: Introduction.

Complications of Gastroparesis:

If food lingers too long in the stomach, it can cause problems like bacterial overgrowth from the fermentation of food. Also, the food can harden into solid masses called bezoars that may cause nausea, vomiting, and obstruction in the stomach. Bezoars can be dangerous if they block the passage of food into the small intestine.

Gastroparesis can make diabetes worse by adding to the difficulty of controlling blood glucose. When food that has been delayed in the stomach finally enters the small intestine and is absorbed, blood glucose levels rise. Since gastroparesis makes stomach emptying unpredictable, a person's blood glucose levels can be erratic and difficult to control. (Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

Gastroparesis as a symptom:

For a more detailed analysis of Gastroparesis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Gastroparesis.

About complications:

Complications of Gastroparesis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Gastroparesis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Gastroparesis and complications of Gastroparesis is unclear or arbitrary.


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