- BY Dr. Rajeev's Clinic
Defective gastric emptying without mechanical obstruction of the stomach or duodenum can occur as a primary event, due to inherited or acquired disorders of the gastric pacemaker, or can be secondary to disorders of autonomic nerves (particularly diabetic neuropathy) or the gastroduodenal musculature (systemic sclerosis, myotonic dystrophies and amyloidosis). Drugs such as opiates, calcium channel antagonists and those with anticholinergic activity (tricyclics, phenothiazines) can also cause gastroparesis.
- Early satiety and recurrent vomiting are the major symptoms; abdominal fullness and a succussion splash may be present on examination.
- Symptoms include nausea and a full feeling after little food is eaten.
- Pain in abdomen, nausea, Belching, bloating, heartburn, Indigestion, Regurgitation, or vomiting.
- Post prandial fullness.
- Treatment is based upon small, frequent, low-fat meals.
- In severe cases, nutritional failure can occur and long-term jejunostomy feeding or total parenteral nutrition is required.
- It may lead to serious complications like severe dehydration. Ongoing vomiting can cause dehydration.
- Undigested food that hardens and remains in your stomach.
- Unpredictable blood sugar changes.
- Decreased quality of life.
CONCLUSION: - There are many Homoeopathic remedies which can help in managing the sign and symptoms of gastroparesis and prevent its further complications. One should visit their their nearest Homoeopathic physician to get the proper medicine prescribed