Why Do Diabetics Have Gastroparesis?

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Diabetes: Gastroparesis

www.CardioSmart.org After you eat, your stomach normally should empty after 1½ to 2 hours. When you have gastroparesis, your stomach takes a lot longer to empty. This can cause belly pain, bloating, belching, hiccups, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, and other problems. These symptoms may come and go. They most often occur during and after meals. With gastroparesis, you may feel full after only a few bites of food. Home treatment can often help with gastroparesis. Bezoar is a fairly rare condition related to gastroparesis. In this condition, food stays in the stomach for a long time and forms a hard lump. This causes food to get stuck in the stomach. What causes gastroparesis? Gastroparesis occurs when the nerves to the stomach do not work properly. Diabetes is the most common cause of this nerve damage. When you have gastroparesis, food can remain in your stomach for a long time. When food finally enters the intestine and is absorbed, your blood sugar levels rise. When you have gastroparesis, you cannot predict when your stomach will empty. This can make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Although it can be hard, keeping your blood sugar levels under Continue reading >>

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