Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the ability of the stomach to empty its contents, but there is no blockage (obstruction).
The cause of gastroparesis is unknown, but it may be caused by a disruption of nerve signals to the intestine. The condition is a common complication of diabetes and can be a complication of some surgeries.
Risk factors for gastroparesis include:
People with diabetes should always control their blood sugar levels. Better control of blood sugar levels may improve symptoms of gastroparesis. Eating small meals and soft (well-cooked) foods may also help relieve some symptoms.
Other treatments may include:
Many treatments seem to provide only temporary benefit.
Persistent nausea and vomiting may cause:
People with diabetes may have serious complications from poor blood sugar control.
Apply home treatment such as managing your diet. Call your health care provider if symptoms continue or if you have new symptoms.
Gastroparesis diabeticorum; Delayed gastric emptying