Gastroparesis : Causes Symptoms and Management

Gastroparesis is a stomach irritation that leaves a patient exhausted. Not only this condition is related to indigestion

but also have a few more causes that need to be acknowledged for proper treatment.

What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a common health issue. It is a health condition that affects the muscles of the stomach, interferes with healthy digestion and prevents the proper elimination of waste from the stomach. It also causes problems with nutrition and blood sugar level. Changes in eating habits and a healthy lifestyle is enough to cure gastroparesis.

What Is Gastroparesis

What Is Gastroparesis

What Are The Symptoms Of gastroparesis?

The symptoms of gastroparesis include because,vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, pain in the abdomen, abdominal bloating, loss of appetite, weight loss.
In some people,there may not be any visible symptoms of gastroparesis.

What Causes Gastroparesis?

The exact cause of gastroparesis is not known. It is believed that gastroparesis may be caused due to the damage to the nerve (vagus nerve) that controls the muscles of the stomach. This may cause the food to remain in the stomach for long. A few diseases such as diabetes, diseases of small intestine or stomach or surgery may cause damage to the vagus nerve.
Gatrotroperesis risk factors include diabetes oesophageal or abdominal surgery, infection, certain medications such as narcotics,nervous system diseases, connective tissue disease and hypothyroidism.
In comparison to men, women are more likely to suffer from gastroparesis.

Causes gastroparesis

Causes gastroparesis

What Are The Complication Of Gastroparesis

The complications of gastroparesis include severe dehydration, malnutrition and unpredictable changes in the level of blood sugar. The undigested food remains in your stomach for long the and gets hardened. The quality of life also decreases.

Management Of Gastroparesis

Simple changes in lifestyle and diet can cure gastroparesis. Also, there are proven home remedies for gastroparesis discussed below.

What Are The Home Remedies For Gastroparesis

1. Apple Cider Vinegar To Treat Gastroparesis-

Apple cider vinegar is almost available in everyone’s kitchen to treat a lot of health issues related to digestion and skin. It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It reduces the inflammation of stomach linings and also boosts the body immunity.

Apple Cider Vinegar To Treat Gastroparesis

Apple Cider Vinegar To Treat Gastroparesis

To a glass of lukewarm water add a tablespoon apple cider vinegar and teaspoon honey.Mix the ingredients and drink this dilution empty stomach.

2. Ginger To Treat gastroparesis-

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is useful in treating a lots of gastric and digestive issues such as nausea, bloating of stomach and stomach pain.
Grate a tablespoon of ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes and strainthe solution. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink ginger tea warm. Drink ginger tea two-timein a day.

*Also add ginger to cooking.

3. Aloe Vera To Treat Gastroparesis-

Aloe vera is a beneficial herb that can be quickly grown in the kitchen garden. It strengthens the muscles of the stomach and also acts as a natural laxative. It avoids bloating of the stomach and reduces inflammation.
Extract the gel of aloe vera and add two spoons of aloe vera to a glass of orange juice. Mix the ingredients and drink it empty stomach every morning for a few days.

Aloe Vera To Treat Gastroparesis

Aloe Vera To Treat Gastroparesis

4. Carom seeds To Treat Gastroparesis-

Carom seeds contain thymol that stimulates the production of gastric juices and aids cleansing of the stomach.
Boil a tablespoon of carom seeds in a cup of water for 10 minutes till the water reduces to half. Cool the solution to lukewarm, strain and drink it once daily to improve the gastrointestinal health.

5. Cranberry To Treat Gastroparesis-

Cranberry helps to combat the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Drink a glass of cranberry juice everyday a half an hour before the meals.

Cranberry To Treat Gastroparesis

Cranberry To Treat Gastroparesis

Beside the above home remedies to treat gastroparesis you also need to make a change in your lifestyle and eating habits. Include foods that are rich in fiber such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Limit the intake of spicy and fatty foods, drink lots of water and quit smoking and alcohol. Also, you should exercise every day for 45 minutes. Eat small frequent meals. Do not lie down immediately after having a meal. Do not exercise for at least an hour or 2 after having meals.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.