What causes me to feel full so soon when eating?

Patricia Raymond, MD
We know that normal stomachs empty at a standard rate of about halfway emptied (T1/2) between 20 to 50 minutes.

If your stomach empties slower than normal, a possibility if you either feel full early in a meal (called "early satiety") or regurgitate food material over an hour after consumed, the cause includes a narrow pyloric channel (the opening between the stomach and small intestine) or a condition called gastroparesis.

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