Doctors for Gastroparesis in Itigatti Village, Hubli-Dharwad
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Gastroparesis is a condition in which the digestive system fails to move the food consumed and sent to the stomach and the emptying of the stomach is delayed or does not happen on its own. This condition is observed among diabetics more than in others but there may be other underlying reasons for this condition to occur as well. Heartburn, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain are all known symptoms for this condition.
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS DIAGNOSED?
The condition is diagnosed by a general physician with physical examination coupled with a few blood tests. Barium X-ray, gastric scintigraphy, gastric manometry are other examinations conducted. Ultrasound and upper endoscopy may also be performed as part of the diagnosis.
HOW IS GASTROPARESIS TREATED?
The treatment for Gastroparesis is a stretched one and will involve a combination of oral medication that can help the contraction of the stomach muscles and help making the food move along. There are also many modifications in the dietary habits suggested by the doctors to split the meals to ensure that the quantum of food in the stomach is less and one can maintain good control of blood sugar levels.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though Gastroparesis is not a life threatening problem it does hamper your everyday activity and recurrence of the same could be a potential warning sign of cancer.