Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal contractions of your stomach muscles to move food through your digestive tract. It causes the movement to slow down or stop working, so your stomach takes longer to empty or cannot empty itself of food in a normal manner. It’s almost exclusively found in people with diabetes, or those who have some other type of nerve damage.


While many people don't have any noticeable symptoms, others may experience:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heartburn/acid reflux
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Feeling full after only eating a few bites
  • Vomiting undigested food eaten earlier
  • Unintended weight loss


  • Changes to diet
  • Medication to stimulate the muscles, and/or to control nausea
  • Surgery

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