Q&A: How Serious Is Gastroparesis?

animated stomachQ: How serious is gastroparesis? What can I do for it? – J.M.

A: Gastroparesis is a condition in which the spontaneous movement of the muscles in your stomach does not function normally.

Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But in gastroparesis, your stomach’s motility works poorly or not at all. This prevents your stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis can interfere with normal digestion, cause nausea and vomiting, and cause problems with blood sugar levels and nutrition.

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