gastroparesis

Is there a connection between fibromyalgia and gastroparesis?

Have you been experiencing fullness after eating only a few bites of food alongside nausea and vomiting? You could be suffering from a stomach condition, known as gastroparesis where stomach muscles are not functioning effectively. Gastroparesis may have a close connection with fibromyalgia. Learn why...

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What is gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a condition where stomach muscles are not functioning effectively leading to delayed stomach emptying.

Some common risk factors of gastroparesis include:

  • Gastric surgery

  • Diabetes

  • Treatment for cancer

  • Bulimia or anorexia

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Scleroderma

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Medications like pain reliever, hight pressure drugs, antacids, antidepressants, lithium etc.

  • gastroparesis can also manifest after a viral illness like mononucleosis or flu.


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