What are the dangers of gastroparesis?

Matthew L. Brengman, MD
It is rarely life-threatening condition. Some people will become very malnourished and experience unintentional weight loss, but that is really uncommon -- it probably occurs only 5%-10% of the time. However, gastroparesis is really hard on quality of life, and if you can imagine being nauseated all the time, that’s what it feels like. Gastroparesis can make it difficult to hold a job and enjoy the good things in life. Unless sufferers seek care from professionals that know what they’re doing, they can spend years bouncing from emergency room to emergency room, getting different medications and not getting anywhere.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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