What is Gastroparesis? Is there any natural treatments for occasional gastroparesis?

Gastoparesis is primarily a condition that is characterized by the inability of the stomach to empty its contents. However, one of the key points to note in the context of gastoparesis is the fact that there is usually no obstruction. The causes of the condition are unknown, but significant medical research points to it being a case of disruption of nerve signals to the stomach. It is a very common side effect of diabetes while also known to be a risk factor in a number of surgical procedures. Some of the more prominent symptoms of the problem include nausea, hypoglycemia, weight loss and vomiting.

When speaking about treatment for gastoparesis and finding a cure for gastoparesis, one of the most widely used options is to perform deep exhalation, rather rapid and fast. This should be done by pushing the diaphragm inside while also exhaling outwards. This breathing exercise should be repeated for a period of about 10 minutes on a daily basis to capture its full advantage and benefits. There are also a number of over the counter medications that are known to be helpful in the treatment of the condition. Though these medications could be used, it is necessary that you first get the recommendation of the doctor.

answered by S S

Gastroparesis is a condition of the body in which the stomach is unable to empty out the contents through excretion. The problem occurs despite the fact that there is absolutely no blockage in the intestine that causes any discomfort. Gastroparesis can lead to a large number of complications mainly because the food that remains in the stomach or the intestines will turn into bacteria that will block the digestive system and multiply problems. Gastroparesis and diabetes can be dangerous because any bacterial infection that occurs in the stomach will become extremely difficult to cure.

Diabetics who suffer from gastroparesis need to check with their dieticians on the foods that can be consumed, and those that need to be avoided. There are a number of natural remedies for gastroparesis which include cleansing of the stomach through a warm water enema, administered when people have trouble with emptying their bowels. A change in dietary patterns is also recommended, requiring a person to increase the intake of fibrous foods that provide roughage for cleaning the stomach and the digestive system. Drinking plenty of water and fluids will help to flush out the system and avoid the formation of bacteria from food that has remained in the stomach itself.

answered by A S

Are there any diets for gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach does not empty its contents at the normal speed. Food is not passed quickly enough to the intestinal system even if there is no physical blockage in the stomach or intestines. The diet for gastroparesis is one that involves several small meals rather than large meals in the day. This allows the stomach some relief when it is functioning slowly. Large meals are difficult to digest even for healthy people. For those with digestive issues, it will only be worse.

Foods for gastroparesis are those that do not contain too much spice. Fatty foods are also avoidable as these take a lot of time to be broken down. Furthermore, your diet for gastroparesis should also exclude foods that generate gas in the digestive system. Gassy foods will worsen the symptoms of bloating and discomfort. Interestingly, high fiber foods are also not recommended for patients who are suffering from this condition. High fiber foods are difficult to digest and process which leads to them remaining in the stomach for much longer than is healthy. This will increase the chances of the individual vomiting and suffering from acid reflux or heartburn. Some people may also consume a partially liquid diet with fruit and vegetable juices that are often easier to digest.

answered by G R

What causes gastroparesis?

Under normal circumstances, food is processed in the stomach and then sent on further into the intestinal system for absorption. A person suffering from gastroparesis will not be able to pass food so quickly. Such an individual will suffer from vomiting, gas, acid reflux and stomach pain. The causes of gastroparesis are linked to the vagus nerve and also to infections, medications and nervous system disorders. The vagus nerve controls the contractions of the stomach and its improper function is responsible for the condition of gastroparesis. Other causes of gastroparesis may include improper medication, bulimia, anorexia and even metabolic disorders. While it may be easy to diagnose, the condition of gastroparesis is not often easy to treat as there are many possible causes that need to be identified and sorted out first.

There are many gastroparesis symptoms that can crop up when the patient faces this condition. Patients with gastroparesis will suffer from heartburn, nausea, vomiting, bloating, loss of appetite, weight loss due to poor intake of food, pain in the abdomen and muscular spasms in the area. These symptoms usually occur in combination with each other and are rarely seen in singular form. This helps with the process of diagnosis as there will be clear evidence of some digestive system issue.

answered by G M

Ideally you should do deep exhalation rapid and fast pushing the diaphragm inside while exhaling out. Inhalation will be natural after this as we have normally. Repeat this exhalations for 10 minutes daily on empty stomach to exercise the abdomen and thereby to activate the vagal nerve to avoid gastroparesis.

answered by D M K

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