What Are the Basics of Gastroparesis?

What is the definition of gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis means weakness of the muscles in stomach, in other words, the stomach can’t empty itself of food in a normal way.

People may develop gastroparesis after surgery, diabetes may also trigger gastroparesis. There’s no cures for gastroparesis, you can obtain some reliefs through changing diets along with medications.


What are the common causes of gastroparesis?

Although the cause of gastroparesis is usually unknown, the following causes may trigger it:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Medications like narcotics and some antidepressants
  • Abdominal or esophageal surgery
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infection, usually a virus
  • The damage or injury of vagus nerve
  • Amyloidosis
  • Scleroderma

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