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. Normally, the stomach empties in 1½ to 2 hours after eating a meal. 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. This delay results in a disrupted digestion and some uncomfortable symptoms. The most common reason for a gastroparesis diagnosis is due to diabetes. If you have diabetes, your chances of having gastroparesis increase.
Below, you will find essential information about gastroparesis and signs and symptoms to look out for.
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