Doctors for Gastroparesis in Bammapur oni, Hubli-Dharwad
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Gastroparesis is a medical condition in which the spontaneous movement of the muscles in the stomach does not happen normally. Under normal conditions strong muscular contractions push food through the digestive tract. In people affected with Gastroparesis the stomach’s motility is poor or does not work at all, which prevents the stomach from emptying fully. Symptoms are:
• Fullness after eating few bites
• Abdominal bloating and pain
• Changes in blood sugar levels
• Weight loss and malnutrition
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a gastroenterology expert who would do an ultrasound, Gastric manometry, Barium X-ray or even upper endoscopy.
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS TREATED?
Treatment for the same includes Reglan (metoclopramide) taken before eating, Erythromycin given post eating along with other Antiemetics that are basically drugs for controlling the nausea. The combination of these drugs along with lifestyle and diet changes helps in treating the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gastroparesis affects digestion and blood sugar levels.