August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

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Posted Aug 9th, 2019 in Health & Wellbeing, Dealing With Chronic Illness

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from your stomach to your small intestine.

Symptoms of Gastroparesis

Symptoms usually occur during and after eating a meal. Typical symptoms include:
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Retching (dry heaves)
  • Stomach fullness after a normal sized meal
  • Early fullness (satiety) – unable to finish a meal
  • There may also be bloating, heartburn, and stomach discomfort or pain. Decreased appetite may result in weight loss.

It’s important to know that each person can present different effects, but these are the most common. The number of people with gastroparesis is rising, that's why it's important to have more community awareness about this condition. Help to raise awareness about “Gastroparesis” by working with others to create meaningful, positive change on behalf of everyone affected by gastroparesis.

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