- Reasons of a gastroparez
- Symptoms of a gastroparez
- Treatment of a gastroparez
Gastroparez is a frustration at which process of gastric emptying after food takes more time. Serious symptoms owing to digestion process disturbance can be the delayed results unpleasant and, perhaps.
Reasons of a gastroparez:
Gastroparez arises when there is a damage of the nervous device of a stomach or it ceases to work. The diabetes mellitus is the most frequent reason. Some frustration of a nervous system, such as Parkinson's disease or stroke, and also some medicines, such as tricyclic antidepressants, blockers of calcium channels and hypnotic drugs can be other reasons.
Symptoms of a gastroparez:
Symptoms can be coming and most often appear in time or after meal. Can be them:
Feeling of fullness of a stomach after several stings of food.
Frequent abdominal distention.
Eructation and hiccups.
Heartburn or not clear stomach ache.
Nausea or vomiting.
Loss of appetite and weight.
Symptoms can fluctuate from lungs to heavy. The expressed symptoms of a gastroparez can be facilitated at treatment by drugs which accelerate gastric emptying (increase its sokratitelny activity). In some especially hard cases there is a need for introduction to a small bowel of a food tube.
The person with gastroparezy can also have episodes of the raised or lowered blood sugar level. Gastroparez it is possible to suspect at the person with a diabetes mellitus which has symptoms connected with upper parts of a digestive tract or difficult controlled levels of sugar of blood. Their control can reduce symptoms of a gastroparez.
The diagnosis is confirmed by means of one or bigger number of tests which show, how fast food leaves your stomach. Such tests include radio isotope scanning of gastric emptying. During such inspection you have to drink liquid or eat a little food which contains a small amount of radioactive material. This substance is displayed in the form of the special image which allows the doctor to see food in your stomach and to estimate as quickly it leaves your stomach.
Treatment of a gastroparez:
Treatment of a gastroparez depends on weight of a state and can include such moments:
Food several times a day in the small portions, but not three times a day in the big portions.
Consumption of products with the low content of cellulose and fat.
Medicines which accelerate gastric emptying (increase its sokratitelny activity), such as Metoclopramidum (Cerucal), домперидон or erythromycin. Erythromycin is an antibiotic, but it also helps to accelerate evacuation of food from a stomach.
Surgical introduction of a food tube to a small intestine in case of a heavy gastroparez.