Digestive Health

What are the dangers of gastroparesis?

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  • ALoretta Lee, MD, Internal Medicine, answered on behalf of Johns Hopkins Medicine

    When you can't move food and liquids through your system properly a number of problems can arise. Among them:

    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dehydration
    • Aspiration pneumonia - A form of pneumonia that results when the contents of your stomach are drawn back into your lungs.
    • Bowel obstructions - Developed from fruit and vegetable fibers not fully digested. This can cause pain, nausea, bloating, and other discomfort.
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