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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis: Introduction

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At ... more about Gastroparesis.

Gastroparesis: Slow stomach emptying from stomach nerve damage. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gastroparesis is available below.

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Types of Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis: Complications

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Causes of Gastroparesis

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Disease Topics Related To Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

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Misdiagnosis and Gastroparesis

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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome...read more »

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also...read more »

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Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are...read more »

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Clinical Trials for Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At least 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes develop gastroparesis. It also occurs in people with type 2 diabetes, although less often.

Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped. (Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

Keep your nervous system healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Nerve damage to your stomach is called gastroparesis (Source: excerpt from Keep your nervous system healthy: NIDDK)

Definitions of Gastroparesis:

Chronic delayed gastric emptying. Gastroparesis may be caused by motor dysfunction or paralysis of STOMACH muscles or may be associated with other systemic diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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