Doctors for Gastroparesis in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is unable to empty the food digested on its own. Due to damage to the vagus nerve, there’s a restriction on the movement of food. The common symptoms here include nausea, burning sensation in the stomach and throat, bloating of the abdominal area, feeling full after eating a little and weight loss.
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS DIAGNOSED?
For diagnosing Gastroparesis, the General Physician or an Urologist will first conduct an examination and have the blood sugar levels checked. But a more reliable diagnostic test for this condition is Barium X-ray test. Gastric manometry and Electrogastrography are other specialized tests to detect Gastroparesis.
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS TREATED?
Treatment of gastroparesis depends on the severity of the person’s symptoms. In most cases, treatment does not cure gastroparesis, which is usually a chronic, or long-lasting, condition. Gastroparesis is also a relapsing condition—the symptoms can come and go for periods of time. Treatment helps people manage the condition so they can be as comfortable and active as possible. Changing eating habits can sometimes help control the severity of gastroparesis symptoms. Several prescription medications are available to treat gastroparesis. A combination of medications may be used to find the most effective treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Certain health conditions can make it harder for the stomach to empty, increasing your chances of developing gastroparesis. The risk factors include:
• diabetes mellitus
• some cancer treatments
• eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia
• hypothyroidism or an overactive thyroid
• Parkinson’s disease
• medications that make the stomach empty more slowly