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Your doctor should discuss the potential risks and benefits with you.Domperidone should only be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time because of the small risk of potentially serious heart-related side effects.If dietary changes and medicine do not help your symptoms, a relatively new treatment called gastroelectrical stimulation may be recommended. Liquid food can be delivered through the tube, which goes straight to your bowel to be absorbed, bypassing your stomach.Speak to your doctor about the risks and benefits of each type of feeding tube.An alternative feeding method for severe gastroparesis is intravenous (parenteral) nutrition.

If you also have diabetes, this can have a big effect on your blood sugar levels.The nerves to the stomach can be damaged by high levels of blood glucose, so it's important to keep your blood glucose levels under control if you have diabetes.Your doctor can advise you about any changes you may need to make to your diet or medicine. 6�t���+/s_yɔ�,�Ӊ����¤

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For example, if you're taking insulin, you may need to divide your dose before and after meals and inject insulin into areas where absorption is typically slower, such as into your thigh.You'll also need to check your blood glucose levels frequently after you eat.

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Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis include 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, and weight loss.3

This tube can be periodically opened to release gas and relieve bloating.A surgical procedure may be recommended as a last resort to either:These operations may reduce your symptoms by allowing food to move through your stomach more easily.Your doctor can explain whether any procedures are suitable for you, and can discuss the possible risks involved.Having gastroparesis means your food is being digested slowly and at unpredictable times.

A feeding tube can also be inserted into your bowel through a cut (incision) made in your tummy.

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This means electrical stimulation is not suitable for everyone with gastroparesis.There's also a small chance of this procedure leading to complications that would require removing the device, such as: Speak to your surgeon about the possible risks.

This is known as a jejunostomy.

It's thought to be the result of a problem with the nerves and muscles that control how the stomach empties. In many cases of gastroparesis, there's no obvious cause. Symptoms of gastroparesis may include: feeling full very quickly when eating ; feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting; loss of appetite ; weight loss ; bloating ; tummy (abdominal) pain or discomfort ; heartburn; These symptoms can be mild or severe and tend to come and go.

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