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?
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?
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?
That there are advanced levels of treatment for Gastroparesis, like electrical stimulation and so on?