Health Tip: What's Gastroparesis?

By on February 26, 2010

Gastroparesis, commonly affecting people with diabetes, occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the stomach and intestines don’t process food normally. As a result, the stomach takes too long to empty.

The American Diabetes Association says common symptoms of gastroparesis include:

  • Heartburn.
  • Feeling nauseous, or vomiting food that hasn’t been digested.
  • Feeling full very quickly.
  • Losing weight.
  • Bloating in the abdomen.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Fluctuating blood glucose levels.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn).
  • Spasms of the stomach wall.

Source: HealthDay

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