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Health Tip: Managing Gastroparesis

Health Tip: Managing Gastroparesis

10/22/10

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroparesis occurs when there's nerve and muscle damage that slows the process that empties the stomach.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse suggests how to help manage gastroparesis:

  • By taking medication, including drugs that encourage the stomach muscles to contract.
  • By eating several small meals a day, in place of three big meals.
  • By eliminating foods high in fat and or fiber from your diet. Those ingredients can be tougher to digest.
  • In more severe cases, by sticking to a liquid or pureed diet.
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