Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles in your stomach don't function normally. Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But in gastroparesis, the muscles in the wall of your stomach work poorly or not at all. This prevents your stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis can interfere with digestion, cause nausea and vomiting, and cause problems with blood sugar levels and nutrition.
There is no cure for gastroparesis. Making changes to your diet may help you cope with gastroparesis signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis include:
- A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
- Abdominal bloating
- Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss and malnutrition
From the information I have read, the nissen fundoplication sometimes helps the gastroparesis, but it is not usually recommended for people with GP unless absolutely necessary because it can worsen the GP. In some cases a person develops GP as a result of the Nissen. As with all treatments, the positive and negatives must be evaluated. Reference: Mayo Clinic Staff and Gastroparesis Pt Foundation
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