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Best Treatment for Gastroparesis - 7 Different Ways

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Dr. Radhika AmulrajAcupuncturist • 18 Years Exp.MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
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Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles in your stomach don’t function normally. Gastroparesis also called delayed gastric emptying. It is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents.

Risk factors of Gastroparesis

These are some common  risk factor of Gastroparesis problem:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Abdominal surgery
  3. Infection
  4. Scleroderma
  5. Certain cancer treatments
  6. Anorexia
  7. Bulimia
  8. Parkinson’s disease
  9. Hypothyroidism

Complications of Gastroparesis

  1. Bacteria overgrowth in the stomach
  2. Undigested food that hardens and remains in your stomach
  3. Blood sugar fluctuations

How to Diagnosis Gastroparesis 

Doctors use several tests to help diagnose gastroparesis. These tests include: 

  1. Measuring the time it takes for your stomach to empty
  2. Using a scope to see inside your stomach

Best Treatment For Gastroparesis

Different treatment is available for gastroparesis, it includes:

  1. Homeopathic Treatment of Gastroparesis
  2. Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gastroparesis
  3. Psychotherapy Treatment of Gastroparesis
  4. Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gastroparesis
  5. Surgical Treatment of Gastroparesis
  6. Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gastroparesis
  7. Alternative Treatment of Gastroparesis

Homeopathic Treatment of Gastroparesis

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. Homeopathic remedies for Gastroparesis reduce bloating of the abdomen, nausea, and vomiting that comes in waves of bitter and sour substances. Some of the homeopathic remedies for gastroparesis are:

  1. Nux vomica
  2. Antimonium tart
  3. Cinchona
  4. Lycopodium
  5. Pulsatilla
  6. Cuprum metallicum

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gastroparesis

Acupuncture is very effective for improving gastric motility and function. It can help by boosting the body’s energy and getting rid of the heat.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gastroparesis

In the allopathic treatment of gastroparesis, anti-emetic medications include prochlorperazine, diphenhydramine and lorazepam are given to control nausea and vomiting. Medications to stimulate the stomach muscles include metoclopramide and erythromycin.

Surgical Treatment of Gastroparesis

In gastroparesis surgery, the lower part of the stomach may be stapled or bypassed to help improve stomach emptying.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gastroparesis

By doing changes in diet plan and going for herbal treatment, helps in treating Gastroparesis:

  1. Eat smaller meals more frequently
  2. Eat well-cooked fruits and vegetables rather than raw fruits and vegetables.
  3. Avoid fibrous fruits and vegetables, such as oranges and broccoli
  4. Try soups and pureed foods.
  5. Drink plenty of water

Symptoms of Gastroparesis

These are common symptoms of Gastroparesis:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Feeling of fullness
  4. Lack of appetite
  5. Vomiting of undigested food
  6. Weight loss
  7. Changes in blood sugar levels
  8. Abdominal bloating
  9. Lack of appetite
  10. Spasms of the stomach wall

Precautions & Prevention of Gastroparesis

  1. Try gentle exercise after you eat, such as going for a walk
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Eat smaller meals instead of large meals

Update From Lybrate: To keep your Gut Health on track and to avoid constipation and gastric troubles, we suggest you to buy Gut Care products available on Lybrate at affordable prices.

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