Health Tip: Managing Gastroparesis
-- Gastroparesis occurs when there's nerve and muscle damage that slows the process that empties the stomach.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse suggests how to help manage gastroparesis:
- By taking medication, including drugs that encourage the stomach muscles to contract.
- By eating several small meals a day, in place of three big meals.
- By eliminating foods high in fat and or fiber from your diet. Those ingredients can be tougher to digest.
- In more severe cases, by sticking to a liquid or pureed diet.
Posted: October 2010