Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is a condition in which food moves too slowly through the digestive tract. The muscle contractions of a normally functioning stomach mechanically break down food, propelling it into the small intestine for absorption. With gastroparesis, these muscles are dysfunctional, preventing the stomach from emptying properly. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating, abdominal pain, weight loss and malnutrition. While there is currently no cure for gastroparesis, the dietary and lifestyle modifications may help with signs and symptoms:
Consult a dietitian to ensure that you are getting adequate nutrition. Additionally, speak with your doctor about medications, surgeries and experimental therapies available that may be appropriate for you.