Gastroparesis means “partial paralysis of the stomach” and is a serious stomach related disease that does not allow your stomach to digest food and empty it properly. Gastroparesis can damaged nerves and muscles and therefore they do not function with their normal strength and coordination. Because of this, it reduces the movement of the contents through your digestive system.
The cause of gastroparesis is still being researched, but a believed primary cause is damage (or dysfunction) of peripheral nerves and muscles. If you have diabetes, gastroparesis can cause your diabetes to be poorly controlled.
- A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
- Vomiting undigested food eaten a few hours earlier
- Acid reflux
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss and malnutrition
If you have gastroparesis, we are currently enrolling in a clinical research study and you may qualify. To learn more about this study, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.