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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is the medical term for delayed stomach emptying. Gastroparesis, a stomach disorder, causes food to digest more slowly than normal and can cause nausea and vomiting.

Healthy digestive systems have the ability to move food from the stomach through the digestive tract. Some stomach muscles work poorly or not at all in people with gastroparesis.




Causes

There are several causes of gastroparesis including type 1 Diabetes and type 2 Diabetes and unknown reasons.

Gastroparesis can cause:

Diagnosis

Usually based on a complete medical history, physical exam and test that may include:

Treatment for gastroparesis may include the use of a Gastric Pacemaker.


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