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Diabetic gastroparesis is a possible complication of diabetes. In this disorder, the the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. This condition is also called delayed gastric emptying. Due to diabetes, nerves of the stomach (like many other parts of the body) gets damaged that slows down the movement of food out of the stomach to into the small intestine. This may be due to poorly controlled and badly managed diabetes

Signs and symptomsEdit

Some of the signs and symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis include[1]:

  • Bloating of abdominal,
  • Nausea and vomiting of undigested food,
  • Heartburn,
  • Premature feeling of fullness when eating despite consuming a little food, and
  • Unexplained weight loss

TreatmentEdit

Diabetic gastroparesis is a serious condition, and its treatment involves managing and controlling the signs and symptoms of this condition. Some of the steps in this direction also include:

  • Administrations of medicines that stimulate contractions of muscles of the stomach thereby easing the process of emptying its contents.
  • Better management of diabetes and tight control over the level of blood sugar.
  • Botox injections - injections of Botulinum toxin, a poisonous substance which has some medical usage if administered in very minute quantity under the guidance of mediacal professional.
  • Changes in eating habits like having six smaller meals instead of three large ones, and avoiding high-fat and high-fiber foods, are helpful to reduce the condition of diabetic gastroparesis.

External linksEdit

Diabetic gastroparesis - a page from the site of Mayo Clinic

ReferencesEdit

  1. Diabetic gastroparesis

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