Users' questions

When did I find out I had gastroparesis?

When did I find out I had gastroparesis?

My gastroparesis (GP) journey started late 2008 at a time when I had been experiencing many other widespread symptoms. In 2007 I woke one day very ill with fever, loss of balance, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, swallowing weakness and heavy eyelids. The nausea continued off and off while the other symptoms were unabated.

Can a person with gastroparesis get better over time?

If you’re a smoker, stop. Your gastroparesis symptoms are less likely to improve over time if you keep smoking. People with gastroparesis who are overweight are also less likely to get better over time. There is some evidence that certain alternative treatments can be helpful to people with gastroparesis, although more studies are needed.

How did my daughter get gastroparesis after surgery?

This is awful! My daughter was diagnosed with gastroparesis after a thoracic surgeon performed a disastrous surgery in 2013 in which he damaged her vagus nerve. He performed the surgery despite extremely low iron and thyroid levels, a very low body mass index and an abnormal EKG. She has suffered unbearably with nausea, vomiting and bloating.

How is scintigraphy used to diagnose gastroparesis?

Scintigraphy. This is the most important test used in making a diagnosis of gastroparesis. It involves eating a light meal, such as eggs and toast, that contains a small amount of radioactive material. A scanner that detects the movement of the radioactive material is placed over your abdomen to monitor the rate at which food leaves your stomach.

My gastroparesis (GP) journey started late 2008 at a time when I had been experiencing many other widespread symptoms. In 2007 I woke one day very ill with fever, loss of balance, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, swallowing weakness and heavy eyelids. The nausea continued off and off while the other symptoms were unabated.

Which is more likely to cause gastroparesis women or men?

Nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis Women are more likely to develop gastroparesis than are men. Gastroparesis can cause several complications, such as: Severe dehydration. Ongoing vomiting can cause dehydration. Malnutrition.

If you’re a smoker, stop. Your gastroparesis symptoms are less likely to improve over time if you keep smoking. People with gastroparesis who are overweight are also less likely to get better over time. There is some evidence that certain alternative treatments can be helpful to people with gastroparesis, although more studies are needed.

How to prepare for an appointment with gastroparesis?

To prepare, try to: 1 Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. 2 Write down any symptoms you’re experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to… 3 Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes. 4 Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you’re taking.