Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles of the stomach stop working properly. This can cause food to back up into the esophagus, or even get stuck in the stomach.
Gastroparesis is relatively rare, affecting only about 1 in every 2,000 people. However, it can be very serious, and even life-threatening.
The symptoms of gastroparesis can vary from person to person. They may include nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Gastroparesis can also cause heartburn and GERD.
There is no cure for gastroparesis, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms. These treatments include diet changes, medications, and surgery.
Everybody should be aware of gastroparesis, as it can be a very serious condition. If you think you may have gastroparesis, please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
For more information on gastroparesis, please see the following resources:
-The Gastroparesis & Dyspepsia Association: http://g-pact.org
-The National Institutes of Health: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/gastroparesis
-Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastroparesis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647
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